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Symbionts protect aphids from parasitic wasps by attenuating herbivore-induced plant volatiles

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Plants respond to insect attack by releasing blends of volatile chemicals that attract their herbivores’ specific natural enemies, while insect herbivores may carry endosymbiotic microorganisms that directly improve herbivore survival after natural enemy attack. Here we demonstrate that the two phenomena can be linked. Plants fed upon by pea aphids release volatiles that attract parasitic wasps, and the pea aphid can carry facultative endosymbiotic bacteria that prevent the development of the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-017-01935-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Frago, E
Grant:
FA1405
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Frago, E
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FA1405
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Frago, E
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FA1405
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Frago, E
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FA1405
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
2017
Pages:
1-9
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Acceptance date:
2017-10-26
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Source identifiers:
801887
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pubs:801887
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uuid:57788227-a315-40d3-a9c5-abbd4e5376ea
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pubs:801887
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2017-11-30

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