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- Xie, Jialei; Tiner, Bethany; Vilchez, Igor; Mateos, Mariana
- Evolutionary ecology 2011 v.25 no.5 pp. 1065-1079
- Drosophila hydei; Leptopilina heterotoma; Spiroplasma; bacteria; fecundity; females; hosts; larvae; longevity; males; parasitism; parasitoids; symbionts
- ... In a previous study, we showed that Spiroplasma, a maternally transmitted endosymbiotic bacterium of Drosophila hydei, enhances larval to adult survival of its host when exposed to oviposition attack by the parasitoid wasp Leptopilina heterotoma. The mechanism by which Spiroplasma enhances host survival has not been elucidated. To better understand this mechanism, we compared the growth of wasp la ...
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