About this book
This text provides an overview of the primary bacterial symbionts in addition to ten of the most abundant secondary symbionts known to date. The editors have brought together entomologists and microbiologists to create a full picture of the complex systems, thus encouraging the integration of theory and practice in efforts to find innovative routes to pest and disease management.
- Primary and Secondary Symbionts, So Similar, Yet So Different; Fabrice Vavre and Henk R. Braig
- Proteobacteria as Primary Endosymbionts of Arthropods; Abdelaziz Heddi and Roy Gross
- The Bacteroidetes Blattabacterium and Sulcia as Primary Endosymbionts of Arthropods; M. Montagna, L. Sacchi, N. Lo, E. Clementi, D. Daffonchio, A. Alma, D. Sassera, and C. Bandi
- Secondary Symbionts of Insects: Acetic Acid Bacteria; Elena Crotti, Elena Gonella, Irene Ricci, Emanuela Clementi, Mauro Mandrioli, Luciano Sacchi, Guido Favia, Alberto Alma, Kostas Bourtzis, Ameur Cherif, Claudio Bandi, and Daniele Daffonchio
- Facultative Tenants from the Enterobacteriaceae within Phloem-Feeding Insects; T.L. Wilkinson
- Stammerula and Other Symbiotic Bacteria within the Fruit Flies Inhabiting Asteraceae Flowerheads; Luca Mazzon, Isabel Martinez Sa#udo, Claudia Savio, Mauro Simonato, and Andrea Squartini
- Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii: Symbiont or Parasite of Tick Mitochondria? D. Pistone, L. Sacchi, N. Lo, S. Epis, M. Pajoro, G. Favia, M. Mandrioli, C. Bandi, and D. Sassera
- Rickettsiella, Intracellular Pathogens of Arthropods; Didier Bouchon, Richard Cordaux, and Pierre Gr#ve
- Arthropods Shopping for Wolbachia; Daniela Schneider, Wolfgang J. Miller, and Markus Riegler
- Host and Symbiont Adaptations Provide Tolerance to Beneficial Microbes: Sodalis and Wigglesworthia Symbioses in Tsetse Flies; Brian L. Weiss, Jingwen Wang, Geoffrey M. Attardo, and Serap Aksoy
- Rickettsia Get Around; Yuval Gottlieb, Steve J. Perlman, Elad Chiel, and Einat Zchori-Fein
- Cardinium: The Next Addition to the Family of Reproductive Parasites; J.A.J. Breeuwer, V.I.D. Ros, and T.V.M. Groot
- The Genus Arsenophonus; Timothy E. Wilkes, Olivier Duron, Alistair C. Darby, V#clav Hypsa, Eva Nov#kov#, and Gregory D. D. Hurst
Kostas Bourtzis, PhD, is a professor of molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Western Greece. His research is focused on the interactions between insect pests/disease vectors and symbiotic bacteria, with special emphasis on Wolbachia-mediated cytoplasmic incompatibility, genetic manipulation of Wolbachia, the molecular mechanism of cytoplasmic incompatibility, and Wolbachia genomics. His group has recently shown that Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility can be used as a means to suppress insect pest populations.
Einat Zchori-Fein, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. Her research is focused on the interactions between insect pests and symbiotic bacteria, with special emphasis on the diversity and phenotypes of secondary symbionts of the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci, horizontal transmission of secondary symbionts, and the multitrophic interactions among plants, plant pathogens, arthropod vectors, and natural enemies.