In recent years, next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have helped to improve our understanding of the bacterial communities associated with insects, shedding light on their wide taxonomic and functional diversity. To date, little is known about the microbiota of lepidopterans, which includes some of the most damaging agricultural and forest pests worldwide. Studying their microbiota could help us better understand their ecology and offer insights into developing new pest control strategies. In this paper, we review the literature pertaining to the microbiota of lepidopterans with a focus on pests, and highlight potential recurrent patterns regarding microbiota structure and composition.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||New insights into the microbiota of moth pests|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms18112450|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |