Evidence of indirect symbiont conferred protection against the predatory lady beetle Harmonia axyridis in the pea aphid
Defensive symbionts can provide significant fitness advantages to their hosts. Facultative symbionts can protect several species of aphid from fungal pathogens, heat shock, and parasitism by parasitoid wasps. ...
BMC Ecology 2017 17:26
Published on: 11 July 2017