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Effects of Asobara japonica venom on larval survival of host and nonhost Drosophila species

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Title: Effects of Asobara japonica venom on larval survival of host and nonhost Drosophila species
Authors: Furihata, Shunsuke X. Browse this author
Kimura, Masahito T. Browse this author
Keywords: Asobara
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Journal Title: Physiological Entomology
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Start Page: 292
End Page: 295
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2009.00676.x
Abstract: Ovipositing Asobara japonica females inject venom (containing paralysis-inducing factors) immediately after the insertion of their ovipositors into Drosophila larvae, and lay eggs a little later. Interruption of their oviposition behaviour before egg laying causes high larval mortality in host Drosophila species, while normal oviposition does not. This suggests that venom of this parasitoid is toxic to larvae of these host species but its toxicity is suppressed by factor(s) provided by parasitoid females at the time of laying egg or by parasitoid embryos developing in the hosts. On the other hand, venom does not show toxicity to larvae of non-host Drosophia species. Possible functions of venom are discussed.
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Submitter: 木村 正人


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