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Insects as hosts for mutualistic bacteria

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Feldhaar, Heike ; Gross, Roy:
Insects as hosts for mutualistic bacteria.
In: International Journal of Medical Microbiology. Vol. 299 (2009) Issue 1 . - pp. 1-8.
ISSN 1618-0607
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2008.05.010

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Insects are among the most successful animals on Earth both with regard to their biomass and biodiversity. It is estimated that up to 20 of all insects are obligately associated with symbiotic microorganisms, and it is likely that their capacity to engage microbial companions has greatly contributed to their evolutionary success. The main focus of this review lies on obligately intracellular bacteria residing in specialized cells, the bacteriocytes, provided by the host. In the past few years the focus in research on these bacteria has been on their biological role for the host and the consequences on the genome and metabolic capacities shaped by a long-lasting obligate association confined to the interior of a eukaryotic host cell. Here, we compare those endosymbiont-host interactions where the genome of the bacterium is sequenced. (C) 2008 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER102017
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Animal Population Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Animal Population Ecology > Professorship Animal Population Ecology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heike Feldhaar
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 19:10
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/10791