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Eugregarines reduce susceptibility of the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus, to apicomplexan pathogens and retard larval development.
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PMID:  22841944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eugregarines are abundant in a great diversity of invertebrates, and yet their relationships with their hosts are subject to controversy and confusion. We tested the effect of the eugregarine, Pyxinia crystalligera, on growth, development, and susceptibility to two Apicomplexa pathogens of the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus. Heavy infection with eugregarines provided partial protection from two pathogenic members of Apicomplexa, Mattesia trogodermae and Adelina tribolii. Infection with P. crystalligera caused lower weight in beetle larvae, but did not significantly retard pupation or adult emergence. Adelina tribolii infection of Lepidoptera and M. trogodermae infection of D. maculatus are reported for the first time.
Authors:
Jeffrey C Lord; Charlotte K Omoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of invertebrate pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014067     Medline TA:  J Invertebr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, 1515 College Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502 USA.
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