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

@article{Shan2014DifferentialRO,
  title={Differential Responses of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Symbionts to Unfavorable Low and High Temperatures},
  author={Hong-Wei Shan and Yu-Heng Lu and Xiao-Li Bing and Shu-Sheng Liu and Yin-Quan Liu},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={472-482}
}
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 Rickettsia sp., whereas MED has only “Ca. Portiera aleyrodidarum” and “Ca. Hamiltonella defensa.” Both “Ca. Portiera aleyrodidarum” and “Ca… CONTINUE READING
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