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Project 12 The role of microbiota in host resistance against bacterial and fungal pathogens in wax moths (DK)

Despite the growing body of information regarding microbial interactions in insects, there remains a key question that has not yet been addressed: what is the role of the gut microbiota in host resistance to pathogens in insects? Currently, it is unclear to what extent the gut microbiota contributes to- or decreases host resistance to pathogens; and if there are some indigenous isolates of the microbiota that may improve the immune response to pathogens.