A microbial perspective of Drosophila suzukii: Insights into the pest microbe interactions

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The fruit fly Drosophila suzukii infests intact, ripening soft fruits using the serrated ovipositor. Originally from Asia, this fly has successfully invaded several parts of America and Europe in the last decade, resulting in direct economic losses in the horticultural sector. Microbes are important in a pest’s life history. This thesis focused on investigating the kinds of microbial associations in D. suzukii in the Netherlands. Overall, this thesis provided us with the fundamental information of D. suzukii’s microbial ecology in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Wertheim, Bregje, Supervisor
  • Falcao Salles, Joana, Supervisor
  • Billeter, Jean-Christophe, Supervisor
Award date11-Oct-2022
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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