Differential Responses of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Symbionts to Unfavorable Low and High Temperatures


The whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex contains many cryptic species, of which the Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) and Mediterranean (MED) are notorious invasive pests. In our field-collected whitefly samples, MEAM1 harbors an obligate primary symbiont “Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum” and two secondary symbionts, “Candidatus Hamiltonella defensa” and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0424-3


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