“Candidatus Defluviella procrastinata” and “Candidatus Cyrtobacter zanobii”, Two Novel Ciliate Endosymbionts Belonging to the “Midichloria Clade”


The “Midichloria clade” is a recently discovered but well-established evolutionary lineage clustering inside the order Rickettsiales (Alphaproteobacteria). Not much is known about the biology of these organisms. The best characterized ones are endocellular symbionts of very different eukaryotic hosts, ranging from arthropods to protists. “Candidatus… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-012-0170-3

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