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Mechanisms Underlying the Transmission of Insect Pathogens

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Laboratory of Virology, Wageningen University and Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
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University of Copenhagen, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C., Denmark
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Insects 2019, 10(7), 194; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10070194
Received: 22 June 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 2 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanisms Underlying Transmission of Insect Pathogens)
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Abstract

In this special issue the focus is on the factors and (molecular) mechanisms that determine the transmission efficiency of a variety of insect pathogens in a number of insect hosts. In this editorial, we summarize the main findings of the twelve papers in this special issue and conclude that much more needs to be learned for an in-depth understanding of pathogen transmission in field and cultured insect populations. Analyses of mutual interactions between pathogens or between endosymbionts and pathogens, aspects rather under-represented in the scientific literature, are described in a number of contributions to this special issue. View Full-Text
Keywords: entomopathogen; virus; fungus; bacteria; nematode; transmission; virulence; endosymbiont; sporulation; virus entry; infective juvenile; toxin entomopathogen; virus; fungus; bacteria; nematode; transmission; virulence; endosymbiont; sporulation; virus entry; infective juvenile; toxin
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van Oers, M.M.; Eilenberg, J. Mechanisms Underlying the Transmission of Insect Pathogens. Insects 2019, 10, 194.

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