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Gut microbiota metabolic potential correlates with body size between mulberry-feeding lepidopteran pest species.

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Summary of "Gut microbiota metabolic potential correlates with body size between mulberry-feeding lepidopteran pest species."

Many insect pests rely on microbial symbionts to obtain nutrients or for defence, thereby allowing them to exploit novel food sources and degrade environmental xenobiotics including pesticides. Although Lepidoptera is one of the most diverse insect taxa and includes important agricultural pests, their microbiotas have not been studied much, particularly functional traits. Here, we provide a comprehensive characterization of the gut microbiota across multiple mulberry-feeding lepidopteran species, resolving both community structure and metabolic potential.

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Name: Pest management science
ISSN: 1526-4998
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