Molecular Evidence for Polyphyletic Origin of the Primary Symbionts of Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera, Anoplura)

  title={Molecular Evidence for Polyphyletic Origin of the Primary Symbionts of Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera, Anoplura)},
  author={V{\'a}clav Hyp{\vs}a and Jaroslav Kř{\'i}{\vz}ek},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
Based on 16S rDNA analyses, the primary symbionts of sucking lice were found to form a polyphyletic assemblage of several distant lineages that have arisen several times within Enterobacteriaceae and at least once within Legionellaceae. Another independent lineage of endosymbiotic enterobacteria inhabits a sister group of the sucking lice, Rhynchophthirina. The inspection of 16S rDNA supports the symbiotic nature of the investigated bacteria; they display a typical trait of degenerative… CONTINUE READING
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