Journal article

Similar Gut Bacterial Microbiota in Two Fruit-Feeding Moth Pests Collected from Different Host Species and Locations

Qiang Gong, Li-Jun Cao, Li-Na Sun, Jin-Cui Chen, Ya-Jun Gong, De-Qiang Pu, Qiong Huang, Ary Anthony Hoffmann, Shu-Jun Wei

Insects | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Numerous gut microbes are associated with insects, but their composition remains largely unknown for many insect groups, along with factors influencing their composition. Here, we compared gut bacterial microbiota of two co-occurring agricultural pests, the peach fruit moth (PFM), Carposina sasakii, and the oriental fruit moth (OFM), Grapholita molesta, collected from different orchards and host plant species. Gut microbiota of both species was mainly composed of bacteria from Proteobacteria, followed by Firmicutes. The two species shared bacteria from the genera Pseudomonas, Gluconobacter, Acetobacter, and Pantoea. When we compared two pairs of PFM and OFM populations collected from the sam..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Joint Laboratory of Pest Control Research Between China and Australia


Awarded by Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Pest Management on Northern Fruits


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2019YFD1002100), National Natural Science Foundation of China (32070464, 31901884), Joint Laboratory of Pest Control Research Between China and Australia (Z201100008320013) and the Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Pest Management on Northern Fruits (BZ0432).