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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. 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...

    Authors: Frédéric Chevalier, Juline Herbinière-Gaboreau, Delphine Charif, Guillaume Mitta, Frédéric Gavory, Patrick Wincker, Pierre Grève, Christine Braquart-Varnier and Didier Bouchon
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S1
  2. 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 ...

    Authors: Bessem Chouaia, Paolo Rossi, Sara Epis, Michela Mosca, Irene Ricci, Claudia Damiani, Ulisse Ulissi, Elena Crotti, Daniele Daffonchio, Claudio Bandi and Guido Favia
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S2
  3. 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),...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3
  4. 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...

    Authors: Elena Gonella, Elena Crotti, Aurora Rizzi, Mauro Mandrioli, Guido Favia, Daniele Daffonchio and Alberto Alma
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S4
  5. 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...

    Authors: Carmen Maria González-Domenech, Eugeni Belda, Rafael Patiño-Navarrete, Andrés Moya, Juli Peretó and Amparo Latorre
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5
  6. 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...

    Authors: Jacqueline Hirsch, Stephan Strohmeier, Martin Pfannkuchen and Annette Reineke
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S6
  7. 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...

    Authors: Natacha Kremer, Delphine Charif, Hélène Henri, Frédérick Gavory, Patrick Wincker, Patrick Mavingui and Fabrice Vavre
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7
  8. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S9
  9. 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...

    Authors: Laurence Mouton, Magali Thierry, Hélène Henri, Rémy Baudin, Olivier Gnankine, Bernard Reynaud, Einat Zchori-Fein, Nathalie Becker, Frédéric Fleury and Hélène Delatte
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S10
  10. 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...

    Authors: Sofia B Pinto, Mara Mariconti, Chiara Bazzocchi, Claudio Bandi and Steven P Sinkins
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S11
  11. Strains of the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia pipientis are extremely diverse both genotypically and in terms of their induced phenotypes in invertebrate hosts. Despite extensive molecular characterisation of

    Authors: Markus Riegler, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Megan Woolfit, Wolfgang J Miller and Scott L O’Neill
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S12
  12. 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 ...

    Authors: Vera I D Ros, Vicki M Fleming, Edward J Feil and Johannes A J Breeuwer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S13
  13. 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...

    Authors: Aurélien Vigneron, Delphine Charif, Carole Vincent-Monégat, Agnès Vallier, Frédérick Gavory, Patrick Wincker and Abdelaziz Heddi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S14
  14. Wolbachia are bacterial endosymbionts of many arthropod species in which they manipulate reproductive functions. The distribution of these bacteria in the Drosophila ovarian cells at different stages of oogenesis...

    Authors: Mariya V Zhukova and Elena Kiseleva
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2012 12(Suppl 1):S15

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