Volume 12 Supplement 1

Arthropod symbioses: from fundamental studies to pest and disease management


Edited by Gregory Hurst and Kostas Bourtzis

Publication of this supplement has been sponsored by the COST network FA0701: Arthropod symbioses: from fundamental studies to pest and disease management

  1. Research

    Feminizing Wolbachia: a transcriptomics approach with insights on the immune response genes in Armadillidium vulgare

    Wolbachia are vertically transmitted bacteria known to be the most widespread endosymbiont in arthropods. They induce various alterations of the reproduction of their host, including feminization of genetic males...

    Frédéric Chevalier, Juline Herbinière-Gaboreau, Delphine Charif, Guillaume Mitta, Frédéric Gavory, Patrick Wincker, Pierre Grève, Christine Braquart-Varnier and Didier Bouchon

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  2. Research

    Delayed larval development in Anopheles mosquitoes deprived of Asaiabacterial symbionts

    In recent years, acetic acid bacteria have been shown to be frequently associated with insects, but knowledge on their biological role in the arthropod host is limited. The discovery that acetic acid bacteria ...

    Bessem Chouaia, Paolo Rossi, Sara Epis, Michela Mosca, Irene Ricci, Claudia Damiani, Ulisse Ulissi, Elena Crotti, Daniele Daffonchio, Claudio Bandi and Guido Favia

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  3. Research

    Detection and characterization of Wolbachia infections in laboratory and natural populations of different species of tsetse flies (genus Glossina)

    Wolbachia is a genus of endosymbiotic α-Proteobacteria infecting a wide range of arthropods and filarial nematodes. Wolbachia is able to induce reproductive abnormalities such as cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI),...

    Vangelis Doudoumis, George Tsiamis, Florence Wamwiri, Corey Brelsfoard, Uzma Alam, Emre Aksoy, Stelios Dalaperas, Adly Abd-Alla, Johnson Ouma, Peter Takac, Serap Aksoy and Kostas Bourtzis

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  4. Research

    Horizontal transmission of the symbiotic bacterium Asaia sp. in the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

    Bacteria of the genus Asaia have been recently recognized as secondary symbionts of different sugar-feeding insects, including the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus, vector of Flavescence dorée phytoplasmas. Asaia h...

    Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Aurora Rizzi, Mauro Mandrioli, Guido Favia, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  5. Research

    Metabolic stasis in an ancient symbiosis: genome-scale metabolic networks from two Blattabacterium cuenoti strains, primary endosymbionts of cockroaches

    Cockroaches are terrestrial insects that strikingly eliminate waste nitrogen as ammonia instead of uric acid. Blattabacterium cuenoti (Mercier 1906) strains Bge and Pam are the obligate primary endosymbionts of t...

    Carmen Maria González-Domenech, Eugeni Belda, Rafael Patiño-Navarrete, Andrés Moya, Juli Peretó and Amparo Latorre

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  6. Research

    Assessment of bacterial endosymbiont diversity in Otiorhynchusspp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larvae using a multitag 454 pyrosequencing approach

    Weevils of the genus Otiorhynchus are regarded as devastating pests in a wide variety of horticultural crops worldwide. So far, little is known on the presence of endosymbionts in Otiorhynchus spp.. Investigation...

    Jacqueline Hirsch, Stephan Strohmeier, Martin Pfannkuchen and Annette Reineke

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  7. Research

    Influence of Wolbachiaon host gene expression in an obligatory symbiosis

    Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria known to be facultative reproductive parasites of numerous arthropod hosts. Apart from these reproductive manipulations, recent findings indicate that Wolbachia may also modif...

    Natacha Kremer, Delphine Charif, Hélène Henri, Frédérick Gavory, Patrick Wincker, Patrick Mavingui and Fabrice Vavre

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  8. Research

    Microbial community of predatory bugs of the genus Macrolophus(Hemiptera: Miridae)

    The predatory mirids of the genus Macrolophus are key natural enemies of various economically important agricultural pests. Both M. caliginosus and M. pygmaeus are commercially available for the augmentative biol...

    Thijs Machtelinckx, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Tom Van De Wiele, Nico Boon, Winnok H De Vos, Juan-Antonio Sanchez, Mauro Nannini, Godelieve Gheysen and Patrick De Clercq

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  9. Research

    Evidence of diversity and recombination in Arsenophonus symbionts of the Bemisia tabacispecies complex

    Maternally inherited bacterial symbionts infecting arthropods have major implications on host ecology and evolution. Among them, the genus Arsenophonus is particularly characterized by a large host spectrum and a...

    Laurence Mouton, Magali Thierry, Hélène Henri, Rémy Baudin, Olivier Gnankine, Bernard Reynaud, Einat Zchori-Fein, Nathalie Becker, Frédéric Fleury and Hélène Delatte

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  10. Research

    Wolbachia surface protein induces innate immune responses in mosquito cells

    Wolbachiaendosymbiotic bacteria are capable of inducing chronic upregulation of insect immune genes in some situations and this phenotype may influence the transmission of important insect-borne pathogens. Howeve...

    Sofia B Pinto, Mara Mariconti, Chiara Bazzocchi, Claudio Bandi and Steven P Sinkins

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  11. Research

    Diversity and recombination in Wolbachia and Cardinium from Bryobiaspider mites

    Wolbachia and Cardinium are endosymbiotic bacteria infecting many arthropods and manipulating host reproduction. Although these bacteria are maternally transmitted, incongruencies between phylogenies of host and ...

    Vera I D Ros, Vicki M Fleming, Edward J Feil and Johannes A J Breeuwer

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  12. Research

    Host gene response to endosymbiont and pathogen in the cereal weevil Sitophilus oryzae

    Insects thriving on nutritionally poor habitats have integrated mutualistic intracellular symbiotic bacteria (endosymbionts) in a bacteria-bearing tissue (the bacteriome) that isolates the endosymbionts and pr...

    Aurélien Vigneron, Delphine Charif, Carole Vincent-Monégat, Agnès Vallier, Frédérick Gavory, Patrick Wincker and Abdelaziz Heddi

    BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 18 January 2012