If information was stored in the ‘ether’ or the ‘Akashic Library’ then living things should also be able to access or use this information.
New research suggests that a bacterium, thought to be the cause of a deadly disease of citrus plants, aids its own spread by altering insect behaviour.
Asian psyllids – the insects behind the spread of citrus greening – were shown to fly further and more frequently after feeding on infected plants.
This increased mobility is thought to enhance the chances of the insect passing the bacterium on.
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Life could adapt itself or use information in Akashic Books to control or influence other lifeforms that are very different to itself.
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How does one very different form of life have the knowledge of very different other lifeforms?
In an Electric Universe everything should be connected in different ways. Everything should be components in circuits.
The spread of vector-transmitted pathogens relies on complex interactions between host, vector and pathogen. In sessile plant pathosystems, the spread of a pathogen highly depends on the movement and mobility of the vector.
However, questions remain as to whether and how pathogen-induced vector manipulations may affect the spread of a plant pathogen. Here we report for the first time that infection with a bacterial plant pathogen increases the probability of vector dispersal, and that such movement of vectors is likely manipulated by a bacterial plant pathogen.
Infection of an Insect Vector with a Bacterial Plant Pathogen Increases Its Propensity for Dispersal
Accessing Akashic records of other lifeforms?
It seems that the citrus bacteria (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus or CLas) changes its host plant to attract and then effect a specific insect, the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Citrus greening or the rather more exotic and interesting name of Yellow Dragon Disease seems to another example of life accessing the Akashic Records.
“We know from some of our previous research that psyllid insects are particularly attracted, at least initially, to plants that are infected with the pathogen,” she said.
“When plants have the bacteria in them they produce a volatile called methyl salicylate and psyllids find this very attractive.”
The chemical is produced when groups of psyllids feed and the bacteria make the plants produce more of the chemical making it irresistible to the ravenous psyllid, but this attraction is short-lived.
“When the bacteria’s present the psyllids feed and the volatiles are released, but the psyllids will realise that this is maybe not the most suitable host plant, and we think that’s because infected plants tend to have lower nutritional quality,” Dr Pelz-Stelinki explained.
“So the psyllids will move from that infected plant to find a new host and when they move they take some of those bacteria, so the bacteria are promoting their own spread.”
And the manipulation doesn’t stop there.
Whilst infected psyllids are not thought to live as long, the evidence suggests that they have more offspring. And larger populations benefit the bacteria by providing more dispersal options.
Dr Pelz-Stelinski also said that their findings suggest that the bacterium affects other aspects of the insect’s behaviour to increase its chances of transmission.
“The bacteria can impact psyllid behaviour by causing psyllids to move more frequently and to move, or fly for a longer duration.
“So it actually increases the propensity for movement… so in that sense it is also driving itself out into the environment more, by manipulating its vehicle.”
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