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Sex wars and alien invaders

Roy, Helen E. 2010 Sex wars and alien invaders. In: Babendreier, Dirk; Aebi, Alexandre; Kenis, Marc; Roy, Helen, (eds.) Benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents. IOBC, 87-90. (IOBC/WPRS Bulletin, v. 58).

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Abstract/Summary

The susceptibility of Adalia bipunctata, infected with either Wolbachia, Rickettsia or Spiroplasma, to the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana was examined. Individuals infected with Wolbachia were no more susceptible to the fungal pathogen than uninfected (normal sex ratio) individuals. In contrast, ladybirds infected with either Rickettsia or Spiroplasma were more susceptible to B. bassiana. The evolutionary implications of these results are briefly discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.2 - Quantify the impact of invasive species, pathogens ...
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISBN: 9789290672326
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 29 Sep 2010 08:19
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9965

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