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Contact: Martin Kaltenpoth
mkaltenpoth@ice.mpg.de
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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Dysdercus fasciatus

Caption: The African cotton stainer (Dysdercus fasciatus) cultivates bacterial symbionts in its mid-gut that are necessary for growth and reproduction.

Credit: Photo: MPI for Chemical Ecology/Kaltenpoth

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