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The Olive Fly Endosymbiont, “Candidatus Erwinia dacicola,” Switches from an Intracellular Existence to an Extracellular Existence during Host Insect Development
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It is proposed that insect-bacterial symbioses should be classified based on the environment that the host provides to the endosymbiont (the endosYmbionts environment) of the olive fly. Expand
Prevalence of Candidatus Erwinia Dacicola in Wild and Laboratory Olive Fruit Fly Populations and Across Developmental Stages
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This study shows that C. Erwinia dacicola was present in all New and Old World populations and in the majority of individuals of all life stages sampled in 2 yr, suggesting that it is a persistent, resident endosymbiont of the olive fruit fly. Expand
Identifying New Small Proteins in Escherichia coli
The number of small proteins (SPs) encoded in the Escherichia coli genome is unknown, as current bioinformatics and biochemical techniques make short gene and small protein identificationExpand
Identification of transcription-factor genes expressed in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte
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The quantitative reverse-transcriptase PCR differential-expression screen is sufficiently sensitive to detect transcription-factor genes transcribed in the female gametophyte, and most of the genes identified in this study have not been reported previously as being expressed in the women's sexual orientation. Expand
Brood Ball-Mediated Transmission of Microbiome Members in the Dung Beetle, Onthophagus taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
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The use of autoclaved dung for rearing, the presence of microbes in the brood ball and offspring, and identical 16S rRNA sequences in both parent and offspring suggests that the O. taurus female parent transmits specific microbiome members to her offspring through the brood chamber. Expand
Shape analysis for the automated identification of plants from images of leaves.
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A database of 2,420 leaves from 151 species is used and a tight relationship between database size and accuracy is used in conjunction with results from probability theory to predict accuracy of species identification when dichotomous multiple-entry keys and combined Fourier and Procrustes analysis are used together. Expand
Adenia (Passifloraceae) and Its Adaptive Radiation: Phylogeny and Growth form Diversification
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The rapid diversification rates, fast morphological transitions, and multiple origins of waterstorage tissue in roots and shoots are hypothesized to result from a shared developmental program for water storage tissue that is flexibly turned on and off during evolution in stems and roots. Expand
Diversity and abundance of understorey plants on active and abandoned nests of leaf-cutting ants (Atta cephalotes) in a Costa Rican rain forest.
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Le Leaf-cutting ant nests create gaps in the plant understorey when active, but serve as centres of recruitment for small plants after they are abandoned, and could play an important role in recruitment of new individuals and maintenance of plant species diversity in tropical forests. Expand
Descriptive Anatomy and Evolutionary Patterns of Anatomical Diversification in Adenia (Passifloraceae)
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Repeated loss and gain of cuticularized, photosynthetic mature stems, narrow vessel elements, highly aggregated vessels, and other features indicative of xeromorphy reveal labile evolution of ecologically significant anatomical features, whereas features that are characteristic of the liana life form reveal evolutionary conservation despite diversification of life form within Adenia. Expand
The Evolution of Growth Forms with Expanded Root and Shoot Parenchymatous Storage Is Correlated across the Eudicots
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The phylogenetic coupling between aboveground and belowground succulence is a broad and strong pattern across a huge clade of plants, the eudicots, and the apparent lability of evolutionary change among succulent forms may reflect a common developmental program for parenchyma production whose spatial expression in different plant organs is altered during evolutionary diversification. Expand
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