Dependence of the Olive Fly, Dacus oleae, Larvae on Symbiosis with Pseudomonas savastanoi for the Utilization of Olive

@article{HAGEN1966DependenceOT,
  title={Dependence of the Olive Fly, Dacus oleae, Larvae on Symbiosis with Pseudomonas savastanoi for the Utilization of Olive},
  author={KENNETH S. HAGEN},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1966},
  volume={209},
  pages={423-424}
}
THE extracellular bacterium Pseudomonas savastanoi (Smith) Stevens has been suspected as a mutualist of Dacus oleae Gmelin for more than fifty years. Petri1 described in detail how the bacterium was preserved through the pupal and adult stages in an oesophageal diverticulum in the head of the olive fly, and also discovered how the bacteria were transmitted from generation to generation. During oviposition the egg is smeared with the bacteria which are housed in invaginations near the distal end… CONTINUE READING

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