The association of Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, with a near Erwinia species gut bacteria: transient or permanent?

@article{Vries2001TheAO,
  title={The association of Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, with a near Erwinia species gut bacteria: transient or permanent?},
  author={E H J Lisenka de Vries and Johannes A. J. Breeuwer and Gerrit Johannes Albertus Jacobs and Chris Mollema},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={120-8}
}
Associations between insects and gut bacteria are ubiquitous. It is possible to make a distinction between permanent associations (called symbiosis), in which the same type of bacteria is present in more than one generation of the insect, and transient associations. Transient bacteria are ingested together with food but do not settle in the insect gut in such a way that they will be passed on to the next generation. In this study, we describe the permanent association between Western flower… CONTINUE READING