Api sentinelle

Un très bon reportage de Davide Conconi et Elia Regazzi sur nos recherches publiées dans la prestigieuse revue Science. Il Giardino di Albert, http://www.rsi.ch/albert. Voir le reportage (ça commence à 14’50’’)

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Isolation of Serratia marcescens involved in chitin degradation in the bulb mite Rhizoglyphus robini

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of the microbiome of arthropods to understand their host’s biology. In the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini, associated bacteria have been found to be involved in its chitinolytic abilities. The bulb mite, a plant pest feeding on below- ground parts of mostly Liliaceae crops, prefers fungus- infested plants.…

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