Relationship between Water Soluble Carbohydrate Content, Aphid Endosymbionts and Clonal Performance of Sitobion avenae on Cocksfoot Cultivars

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Hussein Alkhedir; Petr Karlovsky; Stefan Vidal;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3544763, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054327
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Plant Ecology | Plant Pests | Medicine | Agriculture | Q | R | Ecology | Population Biology | Carbohydrate; Endosymbionts; Sitobion avenae; Clonal Performance | Science | Entomology | Plant Science | Pest Control | Population Ecology | Zoology | Plant Pathology
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Aphids feed on plant phloem sap, rich in sugars but poor in essential amino acids. However, sugars cause osmotic regulation problems for aphids, which they overcome by hydrolysing the sugars in their gut and polymerising the hydrolysis products into oligosaccharid... View more
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