Panagiota Stathopoulou, Elias D. Asimakis, Mahfuza Khan, Carlos Caceres, Kostas Bourtzis, George Tsiamis
The role of symbiotic microbes in insects, especially the beneficial character of this interaction for insects, has received much attention in recent years as it has been related to important aspects of the host insects' biology such as development, reproduction, survival, and fitness. Among insect hosts, tephritid fruit flies are well known to form beneficial associations with their symbionts. To control these destructive agricultural pests, environmentally friendly approaches, like the sterile inse…
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