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Bacteriophage effect on parasitism resistance

  title={Bacteriophage effect on parasitism resistance},
  author={Gabriel R. Palma and Renato Mendes Coutinho and Wesley A. C. Godoy and Fernando Lu{\'i}s C{\^o}nsoli and Roberto Andr{\'e} Kraenkel},
Many studies have shown that the protection of the host Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera, Aphididae) against the parasitoid Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) is conferred by the interaction between the secondary endosymbiont Hamiltonella defensa and the bacteriophage APSE ( Acyrthosiphon pisum secondary endosymbiont). This interaction consists of the production of toxins by the endosymbiont’s molecular machinery, which is encoded by the inserted APSE genes. The toxins prevent the… 

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