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A Veritable Menagerie of Heritable Bacteria from Ants, Butterflies, and Beyond: Broad Molecular Surveys and a Systematic Review

A. Russell, Jacob; F. Funaro, Colin; M. Giraldo, Ysabel; Goldman-Huertas, Benjamin; Suh, David; J. C. Kronauer, Daniel; S. Moreau, Corrie; E. Pierce, Naomi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Maternally transmitted bacteria have been important players in the evolution of insects and other arthropods, affecting their nutrition, defense, development, and reproduction. <em>Wolbachia</em> are the best studied among these and typically the most prevalent. While several other bacteria have independently evolved a heritable lifestyle, less is known about their host ranges. Moreover, most groups of insects have not had their heritable microflora systematically surveyed across a broad range of their taxonomic diversity. To help remedy these shortcomings we used diagnostic PCR to screen for five groups of heritable symbionts—<em>Arsenophonus</em> spp.,...
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Medical Subject Headings: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutritionfungireproductive and urinary physiologyanimal structuresbacteria
free text keywords: Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology, veritable, menagerie, heritable, molecular, surveys, systematic, review
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