The genome of the obligate endobacterium of an AM fungus reveals an interphylum network of nutritional interactions

@article{Ghignone2012TheGO,
  title={The genome of the obligate endobacterium of an AM fungus reveals an interphylum network of nutritional interactions},
  author={Stefano Ghignone and Alessandra Salvioli and Iulia A Anca and Erica Lumini and Giuseppe Ortu and Luca Petiti and St{\'e}phane Cruveiller and Valeria Bianciotto and P. Piffanelli and Luisa Lanfranco and Paola Bonfante},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={136-145}
}
As obligate symbionts of most land plants, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have a crucial role in ecosystems, but to date, in the absence of genomic data, their adaptive biology remains elusive. In addition, endobacteria are found in their cytoplasm, the role of which is unknown. In order to investigate the function of the Gram-negative Candidatus Glomeribacter gigasporarum, an endobacterium of the AMF Gigaspora margarita, we sequenced its genome, leading to an ∼1.72-Mb assembly… CONTINUE READING