This is a collection of manuscripts produced in the frame of the Coordinate Research Project (CRP) on the “Use of Symbiotic Bacteria to Reduce Mass-Rearing Costs and Increase Mating Success in Selected Fruit Pests in Support of SIT Application”. The objective of this CRP was to characterize the microorganisms associated with the major fruit pests targeted by the SIT and to harness these symbionts to decrease production costs and increase sterile insect quality. For more information on the specific aims of this initiative, please refer to the introductory paper.
Publication was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Edited by Carlos Cáceres, George Tsiamis, Boaz Yuval, Edouard Jurkevitch and Kostas Bourtzis.