Capsule-transmitted obligate gut bacterium of plataspid stinkbugs: A novel model system for insect symbiosis studies

Takema Fukatsu, Takahiro Hosokawa

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Symbiotic microorganisms are universally found in the gut, body cavity, or cells of a wide variety of insects. Some obligate symbionts are of a mutualistic nature and contribute to the fitness of their hosts, whereas other facultative symbionts are rather parasitic and tend to cause negative effects on their hosts (Bourtzis and Miller, 2003, 2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsect Symbiosis
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781420064117
ISBN (Print)9781420064100
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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