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Project 13 Food and probiotics in insect health and pathogen resistance (FR)

Diet composition is an important factor for insect development and the presence of probiotics in the microbial community present in the diet can protect different insects as bees and the yellow mealworm from pathogens. The role that probiotic bacteria and micronutrients play in enhancing insects’ fitness and immune responses in presence of pathogens infection needs more investigations.