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Title: Endosymbiotic Wolbachia bacteria as biological control tools of disease vectors and pests
Authors: A. Ahantarig
P. Kittayapong
Mahidol University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2011
Citation: Journal of Applied Entomology. Vol.135, No.7 (2011), 479-486
Abstract: Wolbachia bacteria are common cytoplasmic symbionts of insects, mites and filarial nematodes. They can alter the reproduction of their hosts. The symbiont could be eliminated, transferred or used through genetic alteration to take advantage or remove their possible influences on pests and/or natural enemies. Their extensive effects on reproduction and host fitness have made Wolbachia the subject of growing attention as a potential biocontrol agent. Here, we summarize the relations of Wolbachia in the control of disease vectors and pests. Furthermore, the drawbacks of these bacteria are also discussed. © 2011 Blackwell Verlag, GmbH.
ISSN: 14390418
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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