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APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Nov. 2003, p. 68256832 Vol. 69, No. 11 0099-2240/03/$08.00 0 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.69.11.68256832.2003
 

Summary: APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Nov. 2003, p. 68256832 Vol. 69, No. 11
0099-2240/03/$08.00 0 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.69.11.68256832.2003
Copyright 2003, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
Comparative Genomics of Insect-Symbiotic Bacteria: Influence of
Host Environment on Microbial Genome Composition
Rita V. M. Rio,1
Cedric Lefevre,2
Abdelaziz Heddi,2
and Serap Aksoy1
*
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510,1
and
UMR INRA/INSA de Lyon--Biologie Fonctionnelle, Insectes et Interactions, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France2
Received 8 April 2003/Accepted 6 August 2003
Commensal symbionts, thought to be intermediary amid obligate mutualists and facultative parasites, offer
insight into forces driving the evolutionary transition into mutualism. Using macroarrays developed for a close
relative, Escherichia coli, we utilized a heterologous array hybridization approach to infer the genomic com-
positions of a clade of bacteria that have recently established symbiotic associations: Sodalis glossinidius with
the tsetse fly (Diptera, Glossina spp.) and Sitophilus oryzae primary endosymbiont (SOPE) with the rice weevil
(Coleoptera, Sitophilus oryzae). Functional biologies within their hosts currently reflect different forms of

  

Source: Aksoy, Serap - School of Public Health, Yale University
Wells, Jeffrey D. - Department of Biology, West Virginia University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine