Immune assay data for Lycaeides melissa larvae reared on different host plants and with/without egg microbes

Su'ad Yoon, Joshua Harrison, Angela Smilanich & Matthew Forister
1. Maternally transmitted microbes are ubiquitous. In insects, maternal microbes can play a role in mediating the insect immune response. Less is known about how ecological factors, such as resource use, interact with maternal microbes to affect immunity. 2. In the context of a recent colonization of a novel host plant by the Melissa blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa), we investigated the interaction between host plant use and vertically transmitted, extracellular egg-associated microbes in determining the...
1 citation reported since publication in 2022.
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