Symbiont Acquisition and Replacement as a Source of Ecological Innovation.


Nutritional symbionts play a major role in the ecology and evolution of insects. The recent accumulation of knowledge on the identity, function, genomics, and phylogenetic relationships of insect-bacteria symbioses provides the opportunity to assess the effects of symbiont acquisitions and replacements on the shift into novel ecological niches and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2017.02.014


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