Bacteria of the genus Erwinia found in the spermatheca of the laurel psyllid Trioza alacris

Abstract

Psylloidea are economically important insects causing serious damage to plants by direct feeding and/or vectoring bacterial pathogens. Results reported here indicate the presence of extracellular bacteria in the spermatheca of egg-laying Trioza alacris females. One phylotype, sharing 99 % identity with the non-phytopathogenic bacterium Erwinia tasmaniensis… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00203-014-1039-2

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