Environmental drivers of trait changes in Photorhabdus luminescens

  title={Environmental drivers of trait changes in Photorhabdus luminescens},
  author={Dana Blackburn and Burke Crawford and David I. Shapiro-ilan and Byron J Adams},
Abstract Biological control agents have become increasingly important in integrated pest management programs. However, certain traits of these agents that are needed for efficient biocontrol often decrease or are lost during in vitro rearing. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) often exhibit trait deterioration when reared under laboratory conditions. EPN trait deterioration has been attributed (at least in part) to genetic causes; however, the underlying causes of trait deterioration in its… CONTINUE READING