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dc.contributor.authorDickel, Franziska
dc.contributor.authorFreitak, Dalial
dc.contributor.authorMappes, Johanna
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-12T08:59:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-12T08:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationDickel, F., Freitak, D., & Mappes, J. (2016). Long-Term Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment: Effects on Survival, Immunocompetence and Reproduction Success of Parasemia plantaginis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). <em>Journal of Insect Science</em>, 16 (1), 46. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iew035">doi:10.1093/jisesa/iew035</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_70621
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/50798
dc.description.abstractHundreds of insect species are nowadays reared under laboratory conditions. Rearing of insects always implicates the risk of diseases, among which microbial infections are the most frequent and difficult problems. Although there are effective prophylactic treatments, the side effects of applied antibiotics are not well understood. We examined the effect of prophylactic antibiotic treatment on the overwintering success of wood tiger moth (Parasemia plantaginis) larvae, and the postdiapause effect on their life-history traits. Four weeks before hibernation larvae were treated with a widely used antibiotic (fumagillin). We monitored moths’ survival and life-history traits during the following 10 mo, and compared them to those of untreated control larvae. Prophylactic antibiotic treatment had no effect on survival but we show effects on some life-history traits by decreasing the developmental time of treated larvae. However, we also revealed relevant negative effects, as antibiotic treated individuals show a decreased number of laid eggs and also furthermore a suppressed immunocompetence. These results implicate, that a prophylactic medication can also lead to negative effects on lifehistory traits and reproductive success, which should be seriously taken in consideration when applying a prophylactic treatment to laboratory reared insect populations.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press; Entomological Society of America
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Insect Science
dc.subject.othermass-rearing
dc.subject.otherantibiotic
dc.subject.otherreproduction
dc.subject.otherimmunocompetence
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dc.titleLong-Term Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment: Effects on Survival, Immunocompetence and Reproduction Success of Parasemia plantaginis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201607113564
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosThe Department of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-07-11T12:15:34Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1536-2442
dc.relation.volume16
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs licence.
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dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1093/jisesa/iew035


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© The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs licence.
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