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Phylogenetically Diverse Burkholderia Associated with Midgut Crypts of Spurge Bugs, Dicranocephalus spp. (Heteroptera: Stenocephalidae)

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Küchler, Stefan ; Matsuura, Yu ; Dettner, Konrad ; Kikuchi, Yoshitomo:
Phylogenetically Diverse Burkholderia Associated with Midgut Crypts of Spurge Bugs, Dicranocephalus spp. (Heteroptera: Stenocephalidae).
In: Microbes and Environments. Vol. 31 (2016) Issue 2 . - pp. 145-153.
ISSN 1347-4405
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1264/jsme2.ME16042

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Diverse phytophagous heteropteran insects, commonly known as stinkbugs, are associated with specific gut symbioticbacteria, which have been found in midgut cryptic spaces. Recent studies have revealed that members of the stinkbug familiesCoreidae and Alydidae of the superfamily Coreoidea are consistently associated with a specific group of the betaproteobacterialgenus Burkholderia, called the “stinkbug-associated beneficial and environmental (SBE)” group, and horizontally acquirespecific symbionts from the environment every generation. However, the symbiotic system of another coreoid family,Stenocephalidae remains undetermined. We herein investigated four species of the stenocephalid genus Dicranocephalus.Examinations via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the typicalarrangement and ultrastructures of midgut crypts and gut symbionts. Cloning and molecular phylogenetic analyses of bacterialgenes showed that the midgut crypts of all species are colonized by Burkholderia strains, which were further assigned to differentsubgroups of the genus Burkholderia. In addition to the SBE-group Burkholderia, a number of stenocephalid symbiontsbelonged to a novel clade containing B. sordidicola and B. udeis, suggesting a specific symbiont clade for the Stenocephalidae.The symbiotic systems of stenocephalid bugs may provide a unique opportunity to study the ongoing evolution of symbiontassociations in the stinkbug-Burkholderia interaction.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER137469
Keywords: Insect; Bacteria; Gut symbiosis; Molecular phylogeny; Evolution
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology II - Evolutionary Animal Ecology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Former Professors > Chair Animal Ecology II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Dettner
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
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 > Former Professors
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 07:50
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 07:50
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/41364