Influential Passengers: Inherited Microorganisms and Arthropod Reproduction

Paperback | October 1, 1997

EditorScott L. ONeill, Ary A. Hoffmann, John H. Werren

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The ways in which bacteria can manipulate reproduction of their invertebrate hosts for their own benefit is increasingly attracting attention among scientists. Written by leading experts, this is the first book to assemble background information on the topic in a comprehensive way, as well aspresenting the most recent and exciting advances in the field.

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The ways in which bacteria can manipulate reproduction of their invertebrate hosts for their own benefit is increasingly attracting attention among scientists. Written by leading experts, this is the first book to assemble background information on the topic in a comprehensive way, as well aspresenting the most recent and exciting adva...

Scott O'Neill is at Yale University School of Medicine. Ary Hoffmann is at La Trobe University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198501730

ISBN - 13:9780198501732

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The evolution of heritable symbiontsCytoplasmic incompatability in insectsInherited microorganisms and sex determination of arthropod hostsWolbachia induced parthenogenesisCytoplasmic sex ratio distortersThe potential application of inherited symbiont systems to pest control

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`'Review of the activities of parasites which manipulate their hosts' reprdouctive systems, looking at sex reversal and evolution. Black and white photos and charts.''BBC Wildlife