Worldwide Populations of the Aphid Aphis craccivora Are Infected with Diverse Facultative Bacterial Symbionts

@article{Brady2013WorldwidePO,
  title={Worldwide Populations of the Aphid Aphis craccivora Are Infected with Diverse Facultative Bacterial Symbionts},
  author={Cristina M. Brady and Mark K. Asplen and Nicolas Desneux and George Eugene Heimpel and Keith Roderick Hopper and Catherine R Linnen and Kerry M Oliver and Jason A. Wulff and Jennifer A White},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={195-204}
}
Facultative bacterial endosymbionts can play an important role in the evolutionary trajectory of their hosts. Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) are infected with a wide variety of facultative endosymbionts that can confer ecologically relevant traits, which in turn may drive microevolutionary processes in a dynamic selective environment. However, relatively little is known about how symbiont diversity is structured in most aphid species. Here, we investigate facultative symbiont species richness… CONTINUE READING

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