Defensive Bacteriome Symbiont with a Drastically Reduced Genome

  title={Defensive Bacteriome Symbiont with a Drastically Reduced Genome},
  author={Atsushi Nakabachi and Reiko Ueoka and Kenshiro Oshima and Roberta Teta and Alfonso Mangoni and Mihaela Gurgui and Neil J Oldham and Gerhild van Echten-Deckert and Keiko Okamura and Kohei Yamamoto and Hiromitsu Inoue and Moriya Ohkuma and Yuichi Hongoh and Shin-ya Miyagishima and Masahira Hattori and J{\"o}rn Piel and Takema Fukatsu},
  journal={Current Biology},
Diverse insect species harbor symbiotic bacteria, which play important roles such as provisioning nutrients and providing defense against natural enemies [1-6]. Whereas nutritional symbioses are often indispensable for both partners, defensive symbioses tend to be of a facultative nature [1-12]. The Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri is a notorious agricultural pest that transmits Liberibacter spp. (Alphaproteobacteria), causing the devastating citrus greening disease or Huanglongbing [13… CONTINUE READING
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