Defense contracts: molecular protection in insect-microbe symbioses.


Insects cope with environmental threats using a broad array of strategies. A key strategy, widespread among insects but unappreciated until recently, is the use of molecular defenses from symbiotic microbes. Insect-microbe defensive symbioses span the diversity of insect lineages and microbial partners and use molecules ranging from reactive oxygen species… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00340d


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@article{Arnam2017DefenseCM, title={Defense contracts: molecular protection in insect-microbe symbioses.}, author={Ethan B Van Arnam and Cameron R. Currie and Jon Clardy}, journal={Chemical Society reviews}, year={2017} }