Genomics and host specialization of honey bee and bumble bee gut symbionts

@article{Kwong2014GenomicsAH,
  title={Genomics and host specialization of honey bee and bumble bee gut symbionts},
  author={W. Kwong and P. Engel and H. Koch and N. Moran},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={111},
  pages={11509 - 11514}
}
  • W. Kwong, P. Engel, +1 author N. Moran
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Gut microbes are increasingly recognized as influential components of animal biology. Genomic, mechanistic, and evolutionary aspects of gut symbiont specialization remain understudied, however, largely due to the complexity of gut communities, especially in vertebrate systems. We show that the simple microbiota of eusocial bees exhibits host specificity and that coresident species in the bee gut possess complementary capabilities for energy metabolism, implying their occupancy in… CONTINUE READING
    190 Citations
    Genomic changes underlying host specialization in the bee gut symbiont Lactobacillus Firm5
    • 2
    • PDF
    Genomic changes underlying host specialization in the bee gut symbiont Lactobacillus Firm5
    • 7
    Hidden Diversity in Honey Bee Gut Symbionts Detected by Single-Cell Genomics
    • 114
    • PDF
    Dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees
    • 131
    • PDF
    Evolution of host specialization in gut microbes: the bee gut as a model
    • 59
    Genomics of the honey bee microbiome.
    • N. Moran
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Current opinion in insect science
    • 2015
    • 100
    • PDF
    Genomic features underlying the evolutionary transitions of Apibacter to honey bee gut symbionts
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Genome Sequences of Apibacter spp., Gut Symbionts of Asian Honey Bees
    • 6
    • PDF
    Strain diversity and host specificity in a specialized gut symbiont of honeybees and bumblebees
    • 36
    Diversity and Function of Insect Gut Microbiome

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
    Diversity and evolutionary patterns of bacterial gut associates of corbiculate bees
    • 126
    Functional diversity within the simple gut microbiota of the honey bee
    • 453
    • PDF
    A simple and distinctive microbiota associated with honey bees and bumble bees
    • 360
    • PDF
    Socially transmitted gut microbiota protect bumble bees against an intestinal parasite
    • 505
    • PDF
    Establishment of Characteristic Gut Bacteria during Development of the Honeybee Worker
    • 294
    • PDF
    Diversification of the gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri as a result of host-driven evolution
    • 210
    • PDF
    The Evolution of Host Specialization in the Vertebrate Gut Symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri
    • 213
    Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts
    • 73
    • PDF