Potential sexual transmission of environmental microbes in a traumatically inseminating insect

@article{Reinhardt2005PotentialST,
  title={Potential sexual transmission of environmental microbes in a traumatically inseminating insect},
  author={K. Reinhardt and R. Naylor and M. T. Siva-jothy},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2005},
  volume={30}
}
Abstract.  1. Very little attention has been paid to the importance of environmental microbes and how they gain access to potential hosts during host wounding or sexual interactions. Male members of the family Cimicidae (including the haematophagous human pest, the bed bug, Cimex lectularius) show traumatic insemination: in order to transfer sperm the male punctures the female's cuticle using a needle‐like intromittent organ. The microbes from the local environment that gain entry into females… Expand
65 Citations
Genitalia‐associated microbes in insects
  • 19
Trauma, disease and collateral damage: conflict in cimicids
  • M.T Siva-Jothy
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2006
  • 103
Female bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L) anticipate the immunological consequences of traumatic insemination via feeding cues
  • 8
  • PDF
The spider Harpactea sadistica: co-evolution of traumatic insemination and complex female genital morphology in spiders
  • M. Řezáč
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2009
  • 26
  • PDF
Bacteriolytic Activity in the Ejaculate of an Insect
  • 59
Bacterial communities of the reproductive organs of virgin and mated common bedbugs, Cimex lectularius
  • 12
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Biology of the bed bugs (Cimicidae).
  • 319
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
Reducing a cost of traumatic insemination: female bedbugs evolve a unique organ
  • 129
Traumatic insemination and sexual conflict in the bed bug Cimex lectularius
  • 295
  • PDF
The costs of copulating in the dung fly Sepsis cynipsea
  • 247
Cockroaches as carriers of bacteria in multi-family dwellings.
  • 90
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Costly traumatic insemination and a female counter-adaptation in bed bugs
  • E. H. Morrow, G. Arnqvist
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 2003
  • 138
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
The housefly (Musca domestica) as a carrier of pathogenic microorganisms in a hospital environment.
  • 80
An atlas of insect diseases
  • 38
Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) as carriers of agents of bacterial diarrhoea in Accra, Ghana.
  • 33
...
1
2
3
4
5
...