Loss of Wolbachia but not Cardinium in the invasive range of the Australian thrips species, Pezothrips kellyanus

@article{Nguyen2015LossOW,
  title={Loss of Wolbachia but not Cardinium in the invasive range of the Australian thrips species, Pezothrips kellyanus},
  author={D. Nguyen and R. Spooner-hart and M. Riegler},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={197-214}
}
  • D. Nguyen, R. Spooner-hart, M. Riegler
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Abstract Many insects are associated with maternally inherited bacterial endosymbionts that manipulate host reproduction or impact other aspects of host fitness. Despite their ecological significance, the role of endosymbionts in biological invasions by their host insects is still poorly understood. In this study, we characterised the genetic diversity of the invasive Kelly’s citrus thrips, Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), an important pest of citrus in Australasia and the… CONTINUE READING
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