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Comparative mapping of Homo sapiens chromosome 4 (HSA4) and Sus scrofa chromosome 8 (SSC8) using orthologous genes representing different cytogenetic bands as landmarks.
With 41 orthologous gene loci mapped, this report provides the largest functional gene map of SSC8, with 30 of these loci representing new single-gene assignments to SSC 8. Expand
Transovarial Transmission of Bacteriome-Associated Symbionts in the Cicada Pycna repanda (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
Investigating bacterial communities of salivary glands, bacteriomes, and digestive and reproductive organs and clarified the transovarial transmission of bacteriome-associated symbionts of the mountain-habitat specialist Pycna repanda using integrated methods suggested that “Ca. Hodgkinia” may have split into cytologically different cellular lineages within this cicada species. Expand
Bacteria Associated with Gut Lumen of Camponotus japonicus Mayr
The discovery of Candidatus Serratia symbiotica was identified from Camponotus ants for the first time, which supports the scenario that consumption of aphid honeydew or tissue provides an initial step in the evolution of an advanced symbiosis, and suggests that Camp onotus ant could acquire other secondary endosymbionts from Hemiptera host through their diet. Expand
Analysis of Inter-Individual Bacterial Variation in Gut of Cicada Meimuna mongolica (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
The relative stability and similarity of the PCR-DGGE patterns indicate that all individuals of this cicada species harbor a characteristic bacterial community which is independent from developmental stages and genders. Expand
Bacterial diversity of bacteriomes and organs of reproductive, digestive and excretory systems in two cicada species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)
Bacterial communities in the bacteriomes and organs of reproductive, digestive and excretory systems of two cicada species were investigated using different methods, and the bacterial diversity and distribution patterns of dominant bacteria in different tissues were compared. Expand
The Gut Bacterial Communities Associated with Lab-Raised and Field-Collected Ants of Camponotusfragilis (Formicidae: Formicinae)
A comparison between lab-raised and field-collected ants, and comparison with other species, shows that gut bacterial communities vary with local environment and diet. Expand
Comparative analysis of microbial communities associated with bacteriomes, reproductive organs and eggs of the cicada Subpsaltria yangi
Plant sap-feeding insects of Hemiptera often form intimate symbioses with microbes to obtain nutrients. The cicada Subpsaltria yangi is the only species of the subfamily Tettigadinae known fromExpand
Review of the cicada genus Karenia (Hemiptera: Cicadidae), with a description of one new species trapped by clapping hands and its entomogenous fungus
Abstract The Oriental cicadas of the genus Karenia are reviewed and a key to the species is presented. One new species, K. chama Wei & Zhang, sp. nov., trapped by hand clapping and bamboo‐stickExpand
The Gut Bacteria Associated with Camponotus japonicus Mayr with Culture-Dependent and DGGE Methods
The results of this study indicate that the gut of C. japonicus harbors several other bacteria besides the obligate endosymbionts Blochmannia, and more work should be carried on to verify if they are common in the guts of other Camponotus ants. Expand
Morphology and ultrastructure of Dufour's and venom glands in the ant Camponotus japonicus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
The Dufour's and venom glands are two important exocrine glands in ants and the morphology and fine structure of these two glands are described in the ant Camponotus japonicus Mayr to contribute to understanding the functional morphology of these glands among the different castes in CamponOTus ants. Expand