Diversity of secondary endosymbionts among different putative species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci.

@article{Bing2013DiversityOS,
  title={Diversity of secondary endosymbionts among different putative species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci.},
  author={Xiao-Li Bing and Yong-ming Ruan and Qiong Rao and Xiao-Wei Wang and Shu-Sheng Liu},
  journal={Insect science},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={194-206}
}
Endosymbionts are important components of arthropod biology. The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a cryptic species complex composed of ≥ 28 putative species. In addition to the primary endosymbiont Portiera aleyrodidarum, six secondary endosymbionts (S-endosymbionts), Hamiltonella, Rickettsia, Wolbachia, Cardinium, Arsenophonus and Fritschea, have been identified in B. tabaci thus far. Here, we tested five of the six S-endosymbiont lineages (excluding Fritschea… CONTINUE READING