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Bacteria of the genus Asaia stably associate with Anopheles stephensi, an Asian malarial mosquito vector
Here, we show that an α-proteobacterium of the genus Asaia is stably associated with larvae and adults of Anopheles stephensi, an important mosquito vector of Plasmodium vivax, a main malaria agent…
How many wolbachia supergroups exist?
- N. Lo, M. Casiraghi, E. Salati, C. Bazzocchi, C. Bandi
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 March 2002
Progress toward answering several remaining questions about Wolbachia evolution—such as which of their host effects are primitive and which are derived, the type of animals they first invaded, and how they were transferred between arthropods and nematodes—is currently hindered by a poor understanding of the relationships between the supergroups.
Phylogeny of Wolbachia in filarial nematodes
- C. Bandi, T. Anderson, C. Genchi, M. Blaxter
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 December 1998
There is no evidence for recent Wolbachia transmission between arthropods and nematodes, and endosymbiont 16S ribosomal DNA sequences from a subset of filarial species support these findings.
A phylogenetic analysis of filarial nematodes: comparison with the phylogeny of Wolbachia endosymbionts
The phylogeny proposed by this study is partially incongruent with previous classifications of filarial nematodes, based on morphological characters and both traditional classifications and molecular phylogenies are, in part, inconsistent with the phylogeny of Wolbachia.
Evidence from multiple gene sequences indicates that termites evolved from wood-feeding cockroaches
An obligately endosymbiotic mycorrhizal fungus itself harbors obligately intracellular bacteria
- V. Bianciotto, C. Bandi, D. Minerdi, M. Sironi, H. Tichy, P. Bonfante
- BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 1 August 1996
The employment of a combined morphological and molecular approach to demonstrate that the cytoplasm of the arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita harbors a further bacterial endosymbiont indicates that mycorrhIZal systems can include plant, fungal, and bacterial cells.
Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts of filarial nematodes.
The Major Surface Protein of Wolbachia Endosymbionts in Filarial Nematodes Elicits Immune Responses through TLR2 and TLR41
Evidence is provided that purified major Wolbachia surface protein (rWSP) acts as an inducer of the innate immune system through TLR2 and TLR4, and acquire characteristics of a typical microbial pathogen inducing immune responses via TLR 2 andTLR4.
Asaia, a versatile acetic acid bacterial symbiont, capable of cross-colonizing insects of phylogenetically distant genera and orders.
The ability in cross-colonizing insects of phylogenetically distant orders indicated that Asaia adopts body invasion mechanisms independent from host-specific biological characteristics, an important property for the development of symbiont-based control of different vector-borne diseases.