Contents

Introduction 251

Molecular microbial ecology 252

Fruit flies and bacteria 254

Bacteria in the medfly 254

Possible functions of the bacterial community 261

Nitrogen fixation and cycling 261

Carbon metabolism 262

Communication 263

Defense against pathogens 264

Phytopathology 264

Interactions at the ecosystem level 265

Conclusions 265

Acknowledgments 266

References 266

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