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Culex pipiens and Culex restuans mosquitoes harbor distinct microbiota dominated by few bacterial taxa

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2016
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Title
Culex pipiens and Culex restuans mosquitoes harbor distinct microbiota dominated by few bacterial taxa
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13071-016-1299-6
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Ephantus J. Muturi, Chang-Hyun Kim, Jeffrey Bara, Elizabeth M. Bach, Madhura H. Siddappaji

Abstract

Mosquitoes host diverse microbial communities that influence many aspects of their biology including reproduction, digestion, and ability to transmit pathogens. Unraveling the composition, structure, and function of these microbiota can provide new opportunities for exploiting microbial function for mosquito-borne disease control. MiSeq® sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons was used to characterize the microbiota of adult females of Culex pipiens L. and Cx. restuans Theobald collected from nine study sites in central Illinois. Out of 195 bacterial OTUs that were identified, 86 were shared between the two mosquito species while 16 and 93 OTUs were unique to Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans, respectively. The composition and structure of microbial communities differed significantly between the two mosquito species with Cx. restuans hosting a more diverse bacterial community compared to Cx. pipiens. Wolbachia (OTU836919) was the dominant bacterial species in Cx. pipiens accounting for 91 % of total microbiota while Sphingomonas (OTU817982) was the dominant bacterial species in Cx. restuans accounting for 31 % of total microbiota. Only 3 and 6 OTUs occurred in over 60 % of individuals in Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans, respectively. There was little effect of study site on bacterial community structure of either mosquito species. These results suggest that the two mosquito species support distinct microbial communities that are sparsely distributed between individuals. These findings will allow investigations of the role of identified microbiota on the spatial and temporal heterogeneity in WNV transmission and their potential application in disease control.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
France 1 1%
Madagascar 1 1%
Unknown 86 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 17%
Student > Master 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 11%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 15 January 2016.
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#7,742,612
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#1,505
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#138,059
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#136
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