Genome sequence of the endocellular bacterial symbiont of aphids Buchnera sp. APS

@article{Shigenobu2000GenomeSO,
  title={Genome sequence of the endocellular bacterial symbiont of aphids Buchnera sp. APS},
  author={S. Shigenobu and Hidemi Watanabe and M. Hattori and Y. Sakaki and H. Ishikawa},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={81-86}
}
Almost all aphid species (Homoptera, Insecta) have 60–80 huge cells called bacteriocytes, within which are round-shaped bacteria that are designated Buchnera. These bacteria are maternally transmitted to eggs and embryos through host generations, and the mutualism between the host and the bacteria is so obligate that neither can reproduce independently. Buchnera is a close relative of Escherichia coli, but it contains more than 100 genomic copies per cell, and its genome size is only a seventh… Expand
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