‘Candidatus Cochliophilus cryoturris’ (Coxiellaceae), a symbiont of the testate amoeba Cochliopodium minus

@inproceedings{Tsao2017CandidatusCC,
  title={‘Candidatus Cochliophilus cryoturris’ (Coxiellaceae), a symbiont of the testate amoeba Cochliopodium minus},
  author={Han-Fei Tsao and Ute Scheikl and Jean-Marie Volland and Martina Koehsler and Monika Bright and Julia Walochnik and Matthias Horn},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Free-living amoebae are well known for their role in controlling microbial community composition through grazing, but some groups, namely Acanthamoeba species, also frequently serve as hosts for bacterial symbionts. Here we report the first identification of a bacterial symbiont in the testate amoeba Cochliopodium. The amoeba was isolated from a cooling tower water sample and identified as C. minus. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and transmission electron microscopy revealed intracellular… CONTINUE READING