Insect-Associated Microorganisms and Their Possible Role in Outbreaks

Yasmin J. Cardoza, Richard W. Hofstetter, Fernando E. Vega

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInsect Outbreaks Revisited
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781444337594
StatePublished - Jun 29 2012


  • Insect pest outbreaks in natural systems, pest management practices
  • Insect-associated microorganisms, role in outbreaks
  • Mechanisms governing insect-symbiont associations
  • Microbial assemblages within insects
  • Microbial genetic contributions, facilitating host insect outbreaks
  • Obligate and facultative associations
  • Obstacles to overcome, for applicability to be feasible
  • Parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism
  • Symbiosis-facilitated insect outbreaks in new habitats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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