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Molecular evidence for ongoing complementarity and horizontal gene transfer in endosymbiotic systems of mealybugs

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Microbiology, August 2014
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Title
Molecular evidence for ongoing complementarity and horizontal gene transfer in endosymbiotic systems of mealybugs
Published in
Frontiers in Microbiology, August 2014
DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00449
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Authors

Sergio López-Madrigal, Aleixandre Beltrà, Serena Resurrección, Antonia Soto, Amparo Latorre, Andrés Moya, Rosario Gil

Abstract

Intracellular bacterial supply of essential amino acids is common among sap-feeding insects, thus complementing the scarcity of nitrogenous compounds in plant phloem. This is also the role of the two mealybug endosymbiotic systems whose genomes have been sequenced. In the nested endosymbiotic system from Planococcus citri (Pseudococcinae), "Candidatus Tremblaya princeps" and "Candidatus Moranella endobia" cooperate to synthesize essential amino acids, while in Phenacoccus avenae (Phenacoccinae) this function is performed by its single endosymbiont "Candidatus Tremblaya phenacola." However, little is known regarding the evolution of essential amino acid supplementation strategies in other mealybug systems. To address this knowledge gap, we screened for the presence of six selected loci involved in essential amino acid biosynthesis in five additional mealybug species. We found evidence of ongoing complementarity among endosymbionts from insects of subfamily Pseudococcinae, as well as horizontal gene transfer affecting endosymbionts from insects of family Phenacoccinae, providing a more comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of these endosymbiotic systems. Additionally, we report two diagnostic motifs to help identify invasive mealybug species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Czechia 1 4%
Unknown 22 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 50%
Professor 3 13%
Researcher 2 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 63%
Unspecified 5 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 November 2016.
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#3,395,927
of 12,506,736 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Microbiology
#3,037
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#50,990
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Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Microbiology
#60
of 158 outputs
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