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Table 2 Predictions of pairwise interactions in the bacteriocyte system between occurring (bold) and non-occurring (underlined) pairwise combinations of symbionts.

From: Modeling trophic dependencies and exchanges among insects’ bacterial symbionts in a host-simulated environment

  Hamiltonella
MED-Q1
Hamiltonella
MEAM1
Rickettsia
MEAM1-USA
Rickettsia
MEAM1-China
Cardinium Wolbachia Portiera
Hamiltonella
MED-Q1
  0/0 (0.32) 22/17 (0.19) 21/20 (0.2) 0/0 (0.08) 11/14 (0.22) 13 (0.06)
Hamiltonella
MEAM1
0/0 (0.97)   19/20 (0.17) 20/21 (0.19) 0/0 (0.05) 18/7 (0.19) 14 (0.05)
Rickettsia
MEAM1-USA
22/17 (0.2) 19/20 (0.2)   0/0 (0.95) 9/9 (0.09) 6/4 (0.11) 14 (0.07)
Rickettsia
MEAM1-China
21/20 (0.21) 20/21 (0.21) 0/0 (1)   10/11 (0.12) 8/7 (0.14) 13 (0.07)
Cardinium 0/0 (0.17) 0/0 (0.15) 9/9 (0.1) 10/11 (0.12)   9/9 (0.12) 13 (0.15)
Wolbachia 11/14 (0.38) 18/7 (0.36) 6/4 (0.3) 87 (0.34) 9/9 (0.14)   8 (0.12)
Portiera 13 (0.25) 14 (0.25) 14 (0.25) 13 (0.25) 13 (0.25) 8 (0.25)  
  1. Occurrence versus non-occurrence was determined according to a detailed survey of symbiont occurrence from 2030 whitefly individuals [34] and is detailed in Additional file 12. The first values in each cell represent the number of complementary metabolites produced in each combination in the host environment/host-Portiera environment (for the combinations of facultative symbionts); the value in parentheses represents the predictions of the competition values (Effective Metabolic Overlap). The obligatory symbiont is denoted in bold face