Influential Passengers: Inherited Microorganisms and Arthropod Reproduction

Influential Passengers: Inherited Microorganisms and Arthropod Reproduction

by Hoffmann Werren O'Neill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198501730

ISBN-13: 9780198501732

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first comprehensive and systematic review of the activities of these reproductive parasites. It explores not only the intriguing theoretical questions raised by the relationships between symbiotic bacteria and their hosts, but also discusses a number or exciting practical applications, such as the potential for controlling disease-transmitting insects.…  See more details below

Overview

This is the first comprehensive and systematic review of the activities of these reproductive parasites. It explores not only the intriguing theoretical questions raised by the relationships between symbiotic bacteria and their hosts, but also discusses a number or exciting practical applications, such as the potential for controlling disease-transmitting insects. Chapters on sex reversal, sex-ratio distortion, and evolution are included. This is a timely and up-to-the-minute exploration of a new exciting, and rapidly expanding area of biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198501732
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1The evolution of heritable symbionts1
2Cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects42
3Inherited microorganisms and sex determination of arthropod hosts81
4Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis102
5Cytoplasmic sex-ratio distorters125
6The potential application of inherited symbiont systems to pest control155
References176
Index209

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