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Volume 19 Supplement 1

Proceedings of an FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Use of Symbiotic Bacteria to Reduce Mass-rearing Costs and Increase Mating Success in Selected Fruit Pests in Support of SIT Application: microbiology


Publication of this supplement was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The peer review process for articles published in this supplement was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BioMed Central's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review of any article on which they are an author. They declare no other competing interests.

Edited by Carlos Cáceres, George Tsiamis, Boaz Yuval,  Edouard Jurkevitch and Kostas Bourtzis

This issue is part of a joint supplement with BMC Biotechnology, and the other articles can be found here. 

  1. The interaction between gut bacterial symbionts and Tephritidae became the focus of several studies that showed that bacteria contributed to the nutritional status and the reproductive potential of its fruit f...

    Authors: María Laura Juárez, Lida Elena Pimper, Guillermo Enrique Bachmann, Claudia Alejandra Conte, María Josefina Ruiz, Lucía Goane, Pilar Medina Pereyra, Felipe Castro, Julieta Salgueiro, Jorge Luis Cladera, Patricia Carina Fernández, Kostas Bourtzis, Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia, María Teresa Vera and Diego Fernando Segura
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):283
  2. Symbiotic bacteria play a critical role in insect’s biology. They also offer great opportunities to improve on current pest management techniques. In order to exploit and integrate the roles played by the gut ...

    Authors: Awawing Anjwengwo Andongma, Lun Wan, Yong-Cheng Dong, Yu-Lei Wang, Jin He and Chang-Ying Niu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):285
  3. Insect pests belonging to genus Bactrocera sp. (Diptera: Tephritidae) pose major biotic stress on various fruits and vegetable crops around the world. Zeugodacus and Bactrocera sp. are associated with diverse ...

    Authors: Ashok B. Hadapad, Suresh K. G. Shettigar and Ramesh S. Hire
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):282
  4. Commensal microbes can promote survival and growth of developing insects, and have important fitness implications in adulthood. Insect larvae can acquire commensal microbes through two main routes: by vertical...

    Authors: Juliano Morimoto, Binh Nguyen, Shabnam T. Tabrizi, Ida Lundbäck, Phillip W. Taylor, Fleur Ponton and Toni A. Chapman
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):286
  5. Mass-rearing, domestication and gamma irradiation of tephritid fruit flies used in sterile insect technique (SIT) programmes can negatively impact fly quality and performance. Symbiotic bacteria supplied as pr...

    Authors: Deane N. Woruba, Jennifer L. Morrow, Olivia L. Reynolds, Toni A. Chapman, Damian P. Collins and Markus Riegler
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):281
  6. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is being applied for the management of economically important pest fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a number of countries worldwide. The success and cost effectiveness o...

    Authors: Ania T. Deutscher, Toni A. Chapman, Lucas A. Shuttleworth, Markus Riegler and Olivia L. Reynolds
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):287
  7. Insect species have established sophisticated symbiotic associations with diverse groups of microorganisms including bacteria which have been shown to affect several aspects of their biology, physiology, ecolo...

    Authors: Georgios A. Kyritsis, Antonios A. Augustinos, Spyridon Ntougias, Nikos T. Papadopoulos, Kostas Bourtzis and Carlos Cáceres
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):288
  8. Wolbachia, one of the most abundant taxa of intracellular Alphaproteobacteria, is widespread among arthropods and filarial nematodes. The presence of these maternally inherited bacteria is associated with modific...

    Authors: Claudia Alejandra Conte, Diego Fernando Segura, Fabian Horacio Milla, Antonios Augustinos, Jorge Luis Cladera, Kostas Bourtzis and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):289
  9. Various endosymbiotic bacteria, including Wolbachia of the Alphaproteobacteria, infect a wide range of insects and are capable of inducing reproductive abnormalities to their hosts such as cytoplasmic incompatibi...

    Authors: Elias D. Asimakis, Vangelis Doudoumis, Ashok B. Hadapad, Ramesh S. Hire, Costas Batargias, Changying Niu, Mahfuza Khan, Kostas Bourtzis and George Tsiamis
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2019 19(Suppl 1):290

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