jae-2016-00248-r2

Protective effects of microbial symbionts are known from laboratory studies, but little is known about how they affect host fitness in the field. The authors show that protective symbiosis does work in nature and can affect food web structure and dynamics. However, symbionts do not necessarily increase host fitness. Jan Hrček et al. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12586

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