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Distribution of the bacterial symbiont Cardinium in arthropods
‘Candidatus Cardinium’, a recently described bacterium from the Bacteroidetes group, is involved in diverse reproduction alterations of its arthropod hosts, including cytoplasmic incompatibility,Expand
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The emerging diversity of Rickettsia
The best-known members of the bacterial genus Rickettsia are associates of blood-feeding arthropods that are pathogenic when transmitted to vertebrates. These species include the agents of acuteExpand
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Adaptation via Symbiosis: Recent Spread of a Drosophila Defensive Symbiont
Offsetting the Cost of Parasitism Fruit flies, like most animals, are vulnerable to infection by a range of organisms, which, in co-infections, can interact with sometimes surprising effects. JaenikeExpand
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Characterization of a 'Bacteroidetes' symbiont in Encarsia wasps (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae): proposal of 'Candidatus Cardinium hertigii'.
Previously, analysis of 16S rDNA sequences placed a newly discovered lineage of bacterial symbionts of arthropods in the 'Bacteroidetes'. This symbiont lineage is associated with a number of diverseExpand
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A bacterial symbiont in the Bacteroidetes induces cytoplasmic incompatibility in the parasitoid wasp Encarsia pergandiella
Vertically transmitted symbionts of arthropods have been implicated in several reproductive manipulations of their hosts. These include cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI), parthenogenesis induction inExpand
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Generality of toxins in defensive symbiosis: Ribosome-inactivating proteins and defense against parasitic wasps in Drosophila
While it has become increasingly clear that multicellular organisms often harbor microbial symbionts that protect their hosts against natural enemies, the mechanistic underpinnings underlying mostExpand
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Associations between mycophagous Drosophila and their Howardula nematode parasites: a worldwide phylogenetic shuffle
Little is known about what determines patterns of host association of horizontally transmitted parasites over evolutionary timescales. We examine the evolution of associations betweenExpand
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A ribosome-inactivating protein in a Drosophila defensive symbiont
Significance Symbioses between animals and microbes are now recognized as critical to many aspects of host health. This is especially true in insects, which are associated with diverse maternallyExpand
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The Role of Host Phylogeny Varies in Shaping Microbial Diversity in the Hindguts of Lower Termites
ABSTRACT The hindguts of lower termites and Cryptocercus cockroaches are home to a distinct community of archaea, bacteria, and protists (primarily parabasalids and some oxymonads). Within a hostExpand
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Rickettsia felis Infection in a Common Household Insect Pest, Liposcelis bostrychophila (Psocoptera: Liposcelidae)
ABSTRACT Many species of Rickettsia are well-known mammalian pathogens transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods. However, molecular surveys are continually uncovering novel Rickettsia species, oftenExpand
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