Diversity of Wolbachia Associated with the Giant Turtle Ant, Cephalotes atratus

  title={Diversity of Wolbachia Associated with the Giant Turtle Ant, Cephalotes atratus},
  author={Madeleine Louise Kelly and Shauna L. Price and Manuela de Oliveira Ramalho and Corrie S. Moreau},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  pages={1330 - 1337}
Symbiotic relationships between organisms are common throughout the tree of life, and often these organisms share an evolutionary history. In turtle ants (Cephalotes), symbiotic associations with bacteria are known to be especially important for supplementing the nutrients that their herbivorous diets do not provide. However, much remains unknown about the diversity of many common bacterial symbionts with turtle ants, such as Wolbachia. Here, we surveyed the diversity of Wolbachia, focusing on… 

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