Microbial community structure reveals instability of nutritional symbiosis during the evolutionary radiation of Amblyomma ticks

@article{Binetruy2020MicrobialCS,
  title={Microbial community structure reveals instability of nutritional symbiosis during the evolutionary radiation of Amblyomma ticks},
  author={F. Binetruy and M. Buysse and Quentin Lejarre and Roxanne Barosi and M. Villa and N. Rahola and C. Paupy and D. Ayala and O. Duron},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={1016 - 1029}
}
Mutualistic interactions with microbes have facilitated the adaptation of major eukaryotic lineages to restricted diet niches. Hence, ticks with their strictly blood‐feeding lifestyle are associated with intracellular bacterial symbionts through an essential B vitamin supplementation. In this study, examination of bacterial diversity in 25 tick species of the genus Amblyomma showed that three intracellular bacteria, Coxiella‐like endosymbionts (LE), Francisella‐LE and Rickettsia, are remarkably… Expand
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