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|Title:||Endosymbiotic Wolbachia bacteria as biological control tools of disease vectors and pests|
|Keywords:||Agricultural and Biological Sciences|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2011-2015|
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