Panagiota Koskinioti, Erica Ras, Antonios A. Augustinos, Leo W. Beukeboom, Kostas D. Mathiopoulos, Carlos Caceres, Kostas Bourtzis
Abstract:Area‐wide integrated pest management strategies against tephritid fruit flies include the release of fruit fly parasitic wasps in the target area. Mass rearing of parasitic wasps is essential for the efficient application of biological control strategies. Enhancement of fruit fly host fitness through manipulation of their gut‐associated symbionts might also enhance the fitness of the produced parasitic wasps and improve the parasitoid rearing system. In the current study, we added three gut bacterial isolates …
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