Transcriptome analysis of the aphid bacteriocyte, the symbiotic host cell that harbors an endocellular mutualistic bacterium, Buchnera.

@article{Nakabachi2005TranscriptomeAO,
  title={Transcriptome analysis of the aphid bacteriocyte, the symbiotic host cell that harbors an endocellular mutualistic bacterium, Buchnera.},
  author={Atsushi Nakabachi and Shuji Shigenobu and Naoko Sakazume and Toshiyuki Shiraki and Yoshihide Hayashizaki and Piero Carninci and Hajime Ishikawa and Toshiaki Kudo and Takema Fukatsu},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 15},
  pages={5477-82}
}
Aphids possess bacteriocytes, cells specifically differentiated to harbor obligatory mutualistic bacteria of the genus Buchnera, which have lost many genes that are essential for common bacterial functions. To understand the host's role in maintaining the symbiotic relationship, bacteriocytes were isolated from the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, and the host transcriptome was investigated by using EST analysis and real-time quantitative RT-PCR. A number of genes were highly expressed… CONTINUE READING

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