It is becoming more obvious that the consequences of the pathogenic infections are not restricted to the direct and obvious effects on the host’s health. Pathogens are also able to modify host behaviour for their own benefit in many different ways. The genetic and biochemical mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are currently far from understood.

More recently, and using our background on insect-pathogen interaction, we aimed to identify those changes in perception and behaviour connected to the viral infections and, in a long term, to characterize the molecular bases underlining such changes.



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