2005 R. Stouthamer/R. Luck (Reducing the Negative Impact of Bacterial Infections)

Reducing the Negative Impact of Bacterial Infections in Aphytis melinus

About 70% of all insect species are infected with Wolbachia, a bacterium. Aphytis is no exception. Some Wolbachia infections can be beneficial such as those causing their hosts to produce female offspring exclusively, while others can be negative such as those that affect the efficacy of biological control.