Bacterial symbionts as mediators of ecologically important traits of insect hosts

@article{Feldhaar2011BacterialSA,
  title={Bacterial symbionts as mediators of ecologically important traits of insect hosts},
  author={Heike Feldhaar},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36}
}
  • H. Feldhaar
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Medicine
  • Ecological Entomology
1. Bacterial symbionts play a prominent role in insect nutritional ecology by aiding in digestion of food or providing nutrients that are limited or lacking in the diet. Thereby, endosymbionts open niches to their insect host that would otherwise be unavailable. 
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