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Small, Smaller, Smallest: The Origins and Evolution of Ancient Dual Symbioses in a Phloem-Feeding Insect
Many insects rely on bacterial symbionts with tiny genomes specialized for provisioning nutrients lacking in host diets. Xylem sap and phloem sap are both deficient as insect diets, but differExpand
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Evolutionary replacement of obligate symbionts in an ancient and diverse insect lineage.
Many insect groups depend on ancient obligate symbioses with bacteria that undergo long-term genomic degradation due to inactivation and loss of ancestral genes. Sap-feeding insects in the hemipteranExpand
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Heritable symbiosis: The advantages and perils of an evolutionary rabbit hole
  • G. Bennett, N. Moran
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 23 February 2015
Many eukaryotes have obligate associations with microorganisms that are transmitted directly between generations. A model for heritable symbiosis is the association of aphids, a clade of sap-feedingExpand
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The tiniest tiny genomes.
Starting in 2006, surprisingly tiny genomes have been discovered from numerous bacterial symbionts of insect hosts. Despite their size, each retains some genes that enable provisioning of limitingExpand
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Direct evidence of monocyte recruitment to inflammatory bowel disease mucosa
Alterations in phenotype and function of intestinal macrophages occur in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but it is unclear whether these changes result from the recruitment of circulating monocytesExpand
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Effects of a Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing Procedure on Conditioning Vocal Sounds as Reinforcers
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of stimulus-stimulus pairing on conditioning vocal sounds as reinforcers. Four preschoolers with severe language and communication delaysExpand
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Differential Genome Evolution Between Companion Symbionts in an Insect-Bacterial Symbiosis
ABSTRACT Obligate symbioses with bacteria allow insects to feed on otherwise unsuitable diets. Some symbionts have extremely reduced genomes and have lost many genes considered to be essential inExpand
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Historical biogeography and ecological opportunity in the adaptive radiation of native Hawaiian leafhoppers (Cicadellidae: Nesophrosyne)
Aim Our aims were to infer the roles of ecology and geology in the adaptive radiation, historical biogeography, and diversification dynamics of the native Hawaiian leafhoppers (Hemiptera:Expand
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Comparative Genomics of the Dual-Obligate Symbionts from the Treehopper, Entylia carinata (Hemiptera: Membracidae), Provide Insight into the Origins and Evolution of an Ancient Symbiosis
Abstract Insect species in the Auchenorrhyncha suborder (Hemiptera) maintain ancient obligate symbioses with bacteria that provide essential amino acids (EAAs) deficient in their plant-sap diets.Expand
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Spread of an introduced vector‐borne banana virus in Hawaii
Emerging diseases are increasing in incidence; therefore, understanding how pathogens are introduced into new regions and cause epidemics is of importance for the development of strategies that mayExpand
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