Similar cost of Hamiltonella defensa in experimental and natural aphid-endosymbiont associations

Heidi Kaech, Christoph Vorburger & Stephanie Jud
Endosymbiont-conferred resistance to parasitoids is common in aphids, but comes at a cost to the host in the absence of parasitoids. In black bean aphids (Aphis fabae), costs in terms of reduced lifespan and lifetime reproduction were demonstrated by introducing eleven isolates of the protective symbiont Hamiltonella defensa into previously uninfected aphid clones. Transfection of H. defensa isolates into a common genetic background allows to compare the costs of different endosymbiont isolates unconfounded by host...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.