Xia, X., Sun, B., Gurr, G. M., Vasseur, L., Xue, M., & You, M.; "Gut Microbiota Mediate Insecticide Resistance in the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.);" Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, 9, 25; DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00025.
The development of insecticide resistance in insect pests is a worldwide concern and elucidating the underlying mechanisms is critical for effective crop protection. Recent studies have indicated potential links between insect gut microbiota and insecticide resistance and these may apply to the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), a globally and economically important pest of cruciferous crops. We isolated Enterococcus sp. (Firmicutes), Enterobacter sp. (Proteobacteria), and Serratia sp. (Proteobacteria) from the guts of P. xylost... Read more