Tick-Bacteria Mutualism Depends on B Vitamin Synthesis Pathways

@article{Duron2018TickBacteriaMD,
  title={Tick-Bacteria Mutualism Depends on B Vitamin Synthesis Pathways},
  author={O. Duron and O. Morel and V. No{\"e}l and M. Buysse and F. Binetruy and R. Lancelot and E. Loire and C. M{\'e}nard and O. Bouchez and F. Vavre and L. Vial},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={1896-1902.e5}
}
Mutualistic interactions with microbes have facilitated the radiation of major eukaryotic lineages [1, 2]. Microbes can notably provide biochemical abilities, allowing eukaryotes to adapt to novel habitats or to specialize on particular feeding niches [2-4]. To investigate the importance of mutualisms for the exclusive blood feeding habits of ticks, we focused on a bacterial genus of medical interest, Francisella, which is known to include both virulent intracellular pathogens of vertebrates [5… Expand
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