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Luciano A Moreira
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
Cell 139:1268-78. 2009
..We suggest that this Wolbachia-mediated pathogen interference may work synergistically with the life-shortening strategy proposed previously to provide a powerful approach for the control of insect transmitted diseases...
- Wolbachia: master manipulators of invertebrate biology
John H Werren
Biology Department, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, New York 14627, USA
Nat Rev Microbiol 6:741-51. 2008
..Here, we review the basic biology of Wolbachia, with emphasis on recent advances in our understanding of these fascinating endosymbionts...
- Extreme genome reduction in symbiotic bacteria
John P McCutcheon
University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences, 32 Campus Drive, HS104, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
Nat Rev Microbiol 10:13-26. 2012
..These discoveries have implications for the concept of minimal genomes, the origins of cellular organelles, and studies of symbiosis and host-associated microbiota.
- The genome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana: ecology, evolution, and metabolism
E Virginia Armbrust
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Science 306:79-86. 2004
- Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution
Patrick J Keeling
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z, Canada
Nat Rev Genet 9:605-18. 2008
..Major recent trends include the important role of HGT in adaptation to certain specialized niches and the highly variable impact of HGT in different lineages...
- Genomics and evolution of heritable bacterial symbionts
Nancy A Moran
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Annu Rev Genet 42:165-90. 2008
..Among the most far-reaching impacts of widespread heritable symbiosis is that it may promote speciation by increasing reproductive and ecological isolation of host populations, and ..
- The genome of Laccaria bicolor provides insights into mycorrhizal symbiosis
UMR 1136, INRA Nancy Université, Interactions Arbres Microorganismes, INRA Nancy, 54280 Champenoux, France
Nature 452:88-92. 2008
..role of ectomycorrhizae in plant development and physiology, allowing the full ecological significance of this symbiosis to be explored. Here we report the genome sequence of the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Laccaria bicolor (Fig...
- The gut bacteria of insects: nonpathogenic interactions
R J Dillon
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Entomol 49:71-92. 2004
- Widespread lateral gene transfer from intracellular bacteria to multicellular eukaryotes
Julie C Dunning Hotopp
Institute for Genomic Research, J Craig Venter Institute, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Science 317:1753-6. 2007
..Therefore, heritable lateral gene transfer occurs into eukaryotic hosts from their prokaryote symbionts, potentially providing a mechanism for acquisition of new genes and functions...
- A common red algal origin of the apicomplexan, dinoflagellate, and heterokont plastids
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10949-54. 2010
..g., ciliates, Cryptosporidium, and Phytophthora)...
- Rapid spread of a bacterial symbiont in an invasive whitefly is driven by fitness benefits and female bias
Anna G Himler
Center for Insect Science, The University of Arizona, Post Office Box 210106, Tucson, AZ 85721 0106, USA
Science 332:254-6. 2011
..Symbiont invasions such as this represent a sudden evolutionary shift for the host, with potentially large impacts on its ecology and invasiveness...
- Sponge-associated microorganisms: evolution, ecology, and biotechnological potential
Michael W Taylor
Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 71:295-347. 2007
..We review the status of this important field, outlining the various approaches (e.g., cultivation, cell separation, and metagenomics) which have been employed to access the chemical wealth of sponge-microbe associations...
- Phylogenetic validation of the genera Angomonas and Strigomonas of trypanosomatids harboring bacterial endosymbionts with the description of new species of trypanosomatids and of proteobacterial symbionts
Marta M G Teixeira
Department of Parasitology, ICB, University of Sao Paulo USP, Sao Paulo, 05508 000, SP, Brazil
Protist 162:503-24. 2011
..The congruence of the phylogenetic trees of trypanosomatids and their symbionts support a co-divergent host-symbiont evolutionary history...
- Analysis of gene expression from the Wolbachia genome of a filarial nematode supports both metabolic and defensive roles within the symbiosis
Alistair C Darby
Institute of Integrative Biology and the Centre for Genomic Research, Biosciences Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside L69 7ZB, United Kingdom
Genome Res 22:2467-77. 2012
..The symbiosis between filariae and Wolbachia is obligate, although the basis of this dependency is not fully understood...
- A gene expression atlas of the model legume Medicago truncatula
Vagner A Benedito
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, 2510 Sam Noble Parkway, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA
Plant J 55:504-13. 2008
..The data presented here represent an unparalleled resource for legume functional genomics, which will accelerate discoveries in legume biology...
- Metagenomic and functional analysis of hindgut microbiota of a wood-feeding higher termite
DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, California 94598, USA
Nature 450:560-5. 2007
..Our results underscore how complex even a 1-microl environment can be...
- Cyanophora paradoxa genome elucidates origin of photosynthesis in algae and plants
Dana C Price
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Science 335:843-7. 2012
..paradoxa and other Plantae. Apparently, Chlamydia-like bacteria donated genes that allow export of photosynthate from the plastid and its polymerization into storage polysaccharide in the cytosol...
- How host-microbial interactions shape the nutrient environment of the mammalian intestine
Lora V Hooper
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Annu Rev Nutr 22:283-307. 2002
..These and other studies underscore the importance of understanding precisely how nutrient metabolism serves to establish and sustain symbiotic relationships between mammals and their bacterial partners...
- The antibacterial lectin RegIIIgamma promotes the spatial segregation of microbiota and host in the intestine
Department of Immunology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
Science 334:255-8. 2011
..Together, our findings reveal that RegIIIγ is a fundamental immune mechanism that promotes host-bacterial mutualism by regulating the spatial relationships between microbiota and host...
- Multilocus sequence typing system for the endosymbiont Wolbachia pipientis
Department of Biology, University of California, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7098-110. 2006
..The central database for storing and organizing Wolbachia bacterial and host information can be accessed at http://pubmlst.org/wolbachia/...
- The bacterial symbiont Wolbachia induces resistance to RNA viral infections in Drosophila melanogaster
Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
PLoS Biol 6:e2. 2008
..melanogaster. The induced resistance to natural viral pathogens may explain Wolbachia prevalence in natural populations and represents a novel Wolbachia-host interaction...
- Horizontal gene transfer from diverse bacteria to an insect genome enables a tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia and Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre ASCR, České Budějovice 370 05, Czech Republic
Cell 153:1567-78. 2013
..Our results thus indicate that the functioning of this three-way symbiosis is dependent on genes from at least six lineages of organisms and reveal a path to intimate endosymbiosis ..
- Evolutionary microbial genomics: insights into bacterial host adaptation
Department of Molecular Evolution, Uppsala University, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Nat Rev Genet 11:465-75. 2010
- Stable introduction of a life-shortening Wolbachia infection into the mosquito Aedes aegypti
Conor J McMeniman
School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
Science 323:141-4. 2009
..Our data suggest that targeting mosquito age with inherited Wolbachia infections may be a viable strategy to reduce the transmission of pathogens such as dengue viruses...
- How rhizobial symbionts invade plants: the Sinorhizobium-Medicago model
Kathryn M Jones
Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 68, Room 633, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:619-33. 2007
- Antimicrobial peptides keep insect endosymbionts under control
Frédéric H Login
INSA Lyon, INRA, UMR203 BF2I, Biologie Fonctionnelle Insectes et Interactions, F 69621 Villeurbanne, France
Science 334:362-5. 2011
- Commensal host-bacterial relationships in the gut
L V Hooper
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Science 292:1115-8. 2001
- Fungal endophytes: diversity and functional roles
R J Rodriguez
US Geological Survey, Seattle, WA, USA
New Phytol 182:314-30. 2009
..Using this framework, we contrast the life histories, interactions with hosts and potential roles in plant ecophysiology of C- and NC-endophytes, and highlight several key questions for future work in endophyte biology...
- An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human-microbe mutualism and disease
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Nature 449:811-8. 2007
..In this way, looking to ecological and evolutionary principles might provide new strategies for restoring and maintaining human health...
- Facultative bacterial symbionts in aphids confer resistance to parasitic wasps
Kerry M Oliver
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1803-7. 2003
..This strong interaction between a symbiotic bacterium and a host natural enemy provides a mechanism for the persistence and spread of symbiotic bacteria...
- The two mucus layers of colon are organized by the MUC2 mucin, whereas the outer layer is a legislator of host-microbial interactions
Malin E V Johansson
Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4659-65. 2011
..This observation that normal human individuals carry a uniform MUC2 mucin glycan array in colon may indicate such a specific selection...
- Algae acquire vitamin B12 through a symbiotic relationship with bacteria
Martin T Croft
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK
Nature 438:90-3. 2005
..The source of cobalamin seems to be bacteria, indicating an important and unsuspected symbiosis.
- Périgord black truffle genome uncovers evolutionary origins and mechanisms of symbiosis
INRA, UMR 1136, INRA Nancy Université, Interactions Arbres Microorganismes, 54280 Champenoux, France
Nature 464:1033-8. 2010
..Identification of processes that condition and trigger fruit body and symbiosis formation, ultimately leading to efficient crop production, will be facilitated by a thorough analysis of ..
- Innate immune homeostasis by the homeobox gene caudal and commensal-gut mutualism in Drosophila
Ji Hwan Ryu
Division of Molecular Life Science, Ewha Woman s University and National Creative Research Initiative Center for Symbiosystem, Seoul 120 750, South Korea
Science 319:777-82. 2008
..These results reveal that a specific genetic deficiency within a host can profoundly influence the gut commensal microbial community and host physiology...
- The role of microorganisms in coral health, disease and evolution
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel 69978
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:355-62. 2007
..Generalization of the coral probiotic hypothesis has led us to propose the hologenome theory of evolution...
- The unseen majority: soil microbes as drivers of plant diversity and productivity in terrestrial ecosystems
Marcel G A van der Heijden
Department of Animal Ecology, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ecol Lett 11:296-310. 2008
..Overall, this review shows that soil microbes must be considered as important drivers of plant diversity and productivity in terrestrial ecosystems...
- Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont provide insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle
Ewen F Kirkness
J Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12168-73. 2010
..Thus, the body louse genome project offers unique information and tools to use in advancing understanding of coevolution among vectors, symbionts, and pathogens...
- Wolbachia symbiont infections induce strong cytoplasmic incompatibility in the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans
Yale University, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 7:e1002415. 2011
..Alternatively, the availability of males that are reproductively incompatible with natural populations can enhance the efficacy of the ongoing sterile insect technique (SIT) applications by eliminating the need for chemical irradiation...
- Obligate symbionts activate immune system development in the tsetse fly
Brian L Weiss
Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Immunol 188:3395-403. 2012
..Our finding that molecular components of Wigglesworthia exhibit immunostimulatory activity within tsetse is representative of a novel evolutionary adaptation that steadfastly links an obligate symbiont with its host...
- Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis
Mark J Taylor
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Lancet 376:1175-85. 2010
..Most filarial species that infect people co-exist in mutualistic symbiosis with Wolbachia bacteria, which are essential for growth, development, and survival of their nematode hosts...
- A microbial symbiosis factor prevents intestinal inflammatory disease
Sarkis K Mazmanian
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
Nature 453:620-5. 2008
..Harnessing the immunomodulatory capacity of symbiosis factors such as PSA might potentially provide therapeutics for human inflammatory disorders on the basis of ..
- Genome evolution of Wolbachia strain wPip from the Culex pipiens group
Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Mol Biol Evol 25:1877-87. 2008
..This host-Wolbachia system, with its complex patterns of sterility induced between populations, now provides an excellent model for unraveling the molecular systems underlying host reproductive manipulation...
- The endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia induces resistance to dengue virus in Aedes aegypti
Department of Entomology and Genetics Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 6:e1000833. 2010
..These results underscore the potential usefulness of Wolbachia-based control strategies for population replacement...
- The composite genome of the legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti
UMR6061-CNRS, , , , F-35043 Rennes Cedex, France
Science 293:668-72. 2001
..Genome sequence analysis indicates that all three elements contribute, in varying degrees, to symbiosis and reveals how this genome may have emerged during evolution...
- Plant peptides govern terminal differentiation of bacteria in symbiosis
Willem Van de Velde
Institut des Sciences du Vegetal, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Science 327:1122-6. 2010
..Because NCRs resemble antimicrobial peptides, our findings reveal a previously unknown innovation of the host plant, which adopts effectors of the innate immune system for symbiosis to manipulate the cell fate of endosymbiotic bacteria.
- Deep sequencing reveals exceptional diversity and modes of transmission for bacterial sponge symbionts
Nicole S Webster
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville Mail Centre, Qld 4810, Australia
Environ Microbiol 12:2070-82. 2010
..Thus, members of the rare seawater biosphere may serve as seed organisms for widely occurring symbiont populations in sponges and their host association might have evolved much more recently than previously thought...
- Plant sesquiterpenes induce hyphal branching in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Division of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka 599 8531, Japan
Nature 435:824-7. 2005
..The natural strigolactones 5-deoxy-strigol, sorgolactone and strigol, and a synthetic analogue, GR24, induced extensive hyphal branching in germinating spores of the AM fungus Gigaspora margarita at very low concentrations...
- Biology bacteriocyte-associated endosymbionts of plant sap-sucking insects
Microbiology Section, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Annu Rev Microbiol 59:155-89. 2005
- A genomic view of the human-Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron symbiosis
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Science 299:2074-6. 2003
..These and other expanded paralogous groups shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying symbiotic host-bacterial relationships in our intestine...
- The Wolbachia genome of Brugia malayi: endosymbiont evolution within a human pathogenic nematode
Molecular Parasitology Division, New England Biolabs, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
PLoS Biol 3:e121. 2005
..Analysis of this first sequenced endosymbiont genome from a filarial nematode provides insight into endosymbiont evolution and additionally provides new potential targets for elimination of cutaneous and lymphatic human filarial disease...
- Immunity and other defenses in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum
Nicole M Gerardo
Department of Biology, Emory University, O Wayne Rollins Research Center, 1510 E, Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Genome Biol 11:R21. 2010
- Stars and symbiosis: microRNA- and microRNA*-mediated transcript cleavage involved in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
Emanuel A Devers
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, 14476 Potsdam Golm, Germany
Plant Physiol 156:1990-2010. 2011
The majority of plants are able to form the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis in association with AM fungi...
- Host-bacterial symbiosis in health and disease
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Adv Immunol 107:243-74. 2010
All animals live in symbiosis. Shaped by eons of co-evolution, host-bacterial associations have developed into prosperous relationships creating mechanisms for mutual benefits to both microbe and host...
- Co-infection and localization of secondary symbionts in two whitefly species
Department of Entomology, Institute Plant Protection, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
BMC Microbiol 10:142. 2010
..We conducted a study to survey the distribution of whitefly species in Croatia, their infection status by secondary symbionts, and the spatial distribution of these symbionts in the developmental stages of the two whitefly species...
- Aphid protected from pathogen by endosymbiont
Claire L Scarborough
Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology, Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks, SL5 7PY, UK
Science 310:1781. 2005
- Wolbachia: more than just a bug in insects genitals
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece
Curr Opin Microbiol 13:67-72. 2010
..The mutualistic relationship of Wolbachia strains with disease vectors remains among the top research priorities with new insights having an impact on putative anti-filarial strategies...
- An interdependent metabolic patchwork in the nested symbiosis of mealybugs
John P McCutcheon
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Curr Biol 21:1366-72. 2011
- Legumes symbioses: absence of Nod genes in photosynthetic bradyrhizobia
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Centre de Coopération International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Universite Montpellier 2, France
Science 316:1307-12. 2007
..and ORS278, that canonical nodABC genes and typical lipochito-oligosaccharidic Nod factors are not required for symbiosis in some legumes...
- Fungal lipochitooligosaccharide symbiotic signals in arbuscular mycorrhiza
Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Microorganismes, UMR 441 2594 INRA CNRS, B P 52627, F 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cedex, France
Nature 469:58-63. 2011
..It is the most widespread terrestrial plant symbiosis, improving plant uptake of water and mineral nutrients...
- Molecular interactions between bacterial symbionts and their hosts
Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Cell 126:453-65. 2006
..Furthermore, some symbionts use many of the same mechanisms as pathogens to infect hosts and evade immune responses. Here we discuss what is currently known about the interactions between bacterial symbionts and their hosts...
- The architecture of mutualistic networks minimizes competition and increases biodiversity
Centro de Biologia Molecular, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid CSIC, Madrid 28049, Spain
Nature 458:1018-20. 2009
..Nested networks seem to occur in many biological and social contexts, suggesting that our results are relevant in a wide range of fields...
- Variation in antiviral protection mediated by different Wolbachia strains in Drosophila simulans
Sheree E Osborne
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000656. 2009
..These results indicate that Wolbachia-mediated antiviral protection is not ubiquitous, a finding that is important for understanding the distribution of Wolbachia and virus in natural insect populations...
- Coral reefs: corals' adaptive response to climate change
Andrew C Baker
Marine Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York 10460, USA
Nature 430:741. 2004
..This adaptive shift in symbiont communities indicates that these devastated reefs could be more resistant to future thermal stress, resulting in significantly longer extinction times for surviving corals than had been previously assumed...
- Adaptation via symbiosis: recent spread of a Drosophila defensive symbiont
Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
Science 329:212-5. 2010
..These findings demonstrate the profound and potentially rapid effects of defensive symbionts, which are increasingly recognized as major players in the ecology of species interactions...
- The endosymbiotic origin, diversification and fate of plastids
Patrick J Keeling
Botany Department, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, 3529 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:729-48. 2010
..The many twists and turns of plastid evolution each represent major evolutionary transitions, and each offers a glimpse into how genomes evolve and how cells integrate through gene transfers and protein trafficking...
- Establishing nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with legumes: how many rhizobium recipes?
Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Micro organismes LIPM, UMR CNRS INRA 2594 441, BP 52627, 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cedex, France
Trends Microbiol 17:458-66. 2009
..that have achieved the environmentally essential function of fixing atmospheric nitrogen (N(2)) in symbiosis with legumes...
- Cell biology of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis
Simon K Davy
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 76:229-61. 2012
The symbiosis between cnidarians (e.g., corals or sea anemones) and intracellular dinoflagellate algae of the genus Symbiodinium is of immense ecological importance...
- Reciprocal rewards stabilize cooperation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis
E Toby Kiers
Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Science 333:880-2. 2011
..Rather, the mutualism is evolutionarily stable because control is bidirectional, and partners offering the best rate of exchange are rewarded...
- PGRP-LB is a maternally transmitted immune milk protein that influences symbiosis and parasitism in tsetse's offspring
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10552-7. 2012
..We show that recPGRP-LB has antimicrobial and antitrypanosomal activities that may regulate symbiosis and impact immunity...
- The rules of engagement in the legume-rhizobial symbiosis
Giles E D Oldroyd
John Innes Center, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Genet 45:119-44. 2011
- The transmission efficiency of tomato yellow leaf curl virus by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci is correlated with the presence of a specific symbiotic bacterium species
Agricultural Research Organization, Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Entomology, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
J Virol 84:9310-7. 2010
..The other symbionts from both biotypes do not seem to be involved in transmission of this virus...
- Arbuscule-containing and non-colonized cortical cells of mycorrhizal roots undergo extensive and specific reprogramming during arbuscular mycorrhizal development
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Muhlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
Plant J 69:510-28. 2012
Most vascular plants form a mutualistic association with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, known as AM symbiosis. The development of AM symbiosis is an asynchronous process, and mycorrhizal roots therefore typically contain several ..
- Diversity and infection prevalence of endosymbionts in natural populations of the chestnut weevil: relevance of local climate and host plants
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, Tsukuba 305 8566, Japan
Mol Ecol 20:853-68. 2011
..These patterns are discussed in relation to potential host-endosymbiont co-evolution via local adaptation across geographical populations...
- Evidence for metabolic provisioning by a common invertebrate endosymbiont, Wolbachia pipientis, during periods of nutritional stress
Jeremy C Brownlie
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000368. 2009
..These data suggest that Wolbachia may play a previously unrecognized role as nutritional mutualists in insects...
- Evolution of symbiotic bacteria in the distal human intestine
Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
PLoS Biol 5:e156. 2007
- Functional convergence in reduced genomes of bacterial symbionts spanning 200 My of evolution
John P McCutcheon
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
Genome Biol Evol 2:708-18. 2010
- Membrane lipids of symbiotic algae are diagnostic of sensitivity to thermal bleaching in corals
Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:13531-5. 2004
..A clocked molecular phylogenetic analysis suggests that the evolutionary history of symbiotic algae in cnidarians selected for a reduced tolerance to elevated temperatures in the latter portion of the Cenozoic...
- Coral bleaching: thermal adaptation in reef coral symbionts
University of Guam Marine Laboratory, Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA
Nature 430:742. 2004
..If other coral species can host these or similar Symbiodinium taxa, they might adapt to warmer habitats relatively easily...
- Massive genomic decay in Serratia symbiotica, a recently evolved symbiont of aphids
Gaelen R Burke
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona, USA
Genome Biol Evol 3:195-208. 2011
..Analysis of mutational patterns showed that deletions are more common in neutral DNA. The S. symbiotica genome provides a rare opportunity to study genome evolution in a recently derived heritable symbiont...
- Cellular mechanisms of Cnidarian bleaching: stress causes the collapse of symbiosis
Virginia M Weis
Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
J Exp Biol 211:3059-66. 2008
Cnidarian bleaching is a breakdown in the mutualistic symbiosis between host Cnidarians, such as reef building corals, and their unicellular photosynthetic dinoflagellate symbionts...
- Recognition of commensal microflora by toll-like receptors is required for intestinal homeostasis
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Cell 118:229-41. 2004
..These findings reveal a novel function of TLRs-control of intestinal epithelial homeostasis and protection from injury-and provide a new perspective on the evolution of host-microbial interactions...
- Increased fitness of rice plants to abiotic stress via habitat adapted symbiosis: a strategy for mitigating impacts of climate change
Regina S Redman
Western Fisheries Research Center, United States Geological Survey, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e14823. 2011
..These findings indicate that rice plants can exhibit enhanced stress tolerance via symbiosis with Class 2 endophytes, and suggest that symbiotic technology may be useful in mitigating impacts of climate ..
- Facultative symbionts in aphids and the horizontal transfer of ecologically important traits
Kerry M Oliver
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 55:247-66. 2010
..Although transmitted maternally with high fidelity, facultative symbionts occasionally move horizontally within and between species, resulting in the instantaneous acquisition of ecologically important traits, such as parasitoid defense...
- Serratia symbiotica from the aphid Cinara cedri: a missing link from facultative to obligate insect endosymbiont
Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
PLoS Genet 7:e1002357. 2011
..aphidicola BCc or taken over by S. symbiotica. In addition, there are several cases of metabolic complementation giving functional stability to the whole consortium and evolutionary preservation of the actors involved...
- Further insights into the strange role of bacterial endosymbionts in whitefly, Bemisia tabaci: comparison of secondary symbionts from biotypes B and Q in China
High Tech Research Center, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory for Genetic Improvement of Crop Animal and Poultry of Shandong Province, Jinan, China
Bull Entomol Res 101:477-86. 2011
..Furthermore, within biotype Q, two distinct subgroups were identified which differ from each other in terms of their SS complement. We discuss these results in the light of the potentially influential factors and roles of the SS...
- Plastid evolution
Sven B Gould
School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Annu Rev Plant Biol 59:491-517. 2008
..We review the origins, integration, and functions of the different plastid types with special emphasis on their biochemical abilities, transfer of genes to the host, and the back supply of proteins to the endosymbiont...
- Functional genomic signatures of sponge bacteria reveal unique and shared features of symbiosis
Centre for Marine Bio Innovation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
ISME J 4:1557-67. 2010
..These data provide new insight into the evolution of symbiotic diversity, microbial metabolism and host-microbe interactions in sponges...
- Endosymbiont DNA in endobacteria-free filarial nematodes indicates ancient horizontal genetic transfer
Samantha N McNulty
Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
PLoS ONE 5:e11029. 2010
..The mechanisms behind this interdependence are not understood. Interestingly, a minority of filarial species examined to date are naturally Wolbachia-free...
- Convergent evolution of metabolic roles in bacterial co-symbionts of insects
John P McCutcheon
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:15394-9. 2009
- Diversity and occurrence of Burkholderia spp. in the natural environment
Unité de Recherche Vignes et Vins de Champagne, UFR Sciences, Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne, Reims, France
FEMS Microbiol Rev 32:607-26. 2008
..with special emphasis on beneficial plant-Burkholderia interactions. A discussion of the potential for utilization of stable plant-Burkholderia spp. associations in the development of low-input cropping systems is also provided...
- Learning how to live together: genomic insights into prokaryote-animal symbioses
Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Universitat de Valencia, Apartado de correos 22085 46071 València and CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
Nat Rev Genet 9:218-29. 2008
..of the evolutionary process that starts with host invasion then progresses from facultative to obligate symbiosis and ends with replacement by, or coexistence with, new symbionts...
- The energetics of genome complexity
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London W1E 6BT, UK
Nature 467:929-34. 2010
..This vast leap in genomic capacity was strictly dependent on mitochondrial power, and prerequisite to eukaryote complexity: the key innovation en route to multicellular life...
- Genomic footprints of a cryptic plastid endosymbiosis in diatoms
Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Science 324:1724-6. 2009
..Chromalveolates appear to have recruited genes from the two major existing algal groups to forge a highly successful, species-rich protist lineage...
- The puzzle of plastid evolution
John M Archibald
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
Curr Biol 19:R81-8. 2009
..Consequently, new models of plastid evolution involving ancient secondary and tertiary endosymbioses are needed to explain the full spectrum of photosynthetic eukaryotes...
- Testing congruence in phylogenomic analysis
Jessica W Leigh
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Syst Biol 57:104-15. 2008
..Investigating phylogenomic data sets for conflicting signals has the potential to both improve phylogenetic accuracy and inform our understanding of genome evolution...
- The genome of the amoeba symbiont "Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus" reveals common mechanisms for host cell interaction among amoeba-associated bacteria
Department of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
J Bacteriol 192:1045-57. 2010
- Origin and evolution of the mitochondrial proteome
C G Kurland
Department of Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Uppsala SE 752 36, Lund University, Lund SE 223 62, Sweden
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 64:786-820. 2000
..There are no indications of a specific alpha-proteobacterial origin to genes for glycolysis. In the absence of data to the contrary, it is assumed that the ancestral host cell was a heterotroph...
- Systemic analysis of the symbiotic function of Buchnera aphidicola, the primary endosymbiont of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum
UMR203 BF2I, Biologie Fonctionnelle Insectes et Interactions, Universite de Lyon, INRA, INSA Lyon, IFR41, 20, avenue A Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne, France
C R Biol 332:1034-49. 2009
..aphidicola from the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum, by analyzing their structural genomic properties, as well as their genetic and metabolic networks...
- Trading molecules and tracking targets in symbiotic interactions
Eric W Schmidt
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, 30 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
Nat Chem Biol 4:466-73. 2008
It is probable that nearly every natural product structure results from interactions between organisms. Symbiosis, a subset of inter-organism interactions involving closely associated partners, has recently provided new and interesting ..
- Complex diel cycles of gene expression in coral-algal symbiosis
Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
Science 331:175. 2011
..Conversely, central metabolism appears to be regulated by the hypoxia-inducible factor system in coral. These results reveal the complexity of endosymbiosis as well as the plasticity regulation downstream of the circadian clock...
- Hamiltonella defensa, genome evolution of protective bacterial endosymbiont from pathogenic ancestors
Patrick H Degnan
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:9063-8. 2009
..The genome is also littered with mobile DNA, including phage-derived genes, plasmids, and insertion-sequence elements, highlighting its dynamic nature and the continued role horizontal gene transfer plays in shaping it...