Candidatus Carsonella


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Citation

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Candidatus Carsonella”
Oldest registered citation
Thao et al., 2000
Status
Automated discovery

Nomenclature

Rank
Genus
Syllabication
Car.so.nel'la
Etymology
N.L. dim. fem. n. Carsonella, named after Rachel Carson, an American naturalist and author of Silent Spring
Nomenclatural type
Candidatus Carsonella ruddii

Taxonomy

Description
Candidatus Carsonella consists of pleomorphic bacteria found in the bacteriocytes of psyllids. They have a gram-negative type of cell wall and are found within membrane vesicles derived from host cells. Their 16S rRNA gene is directly upstream of the 23S rRNA gene. These genes have an unusually low G+C content in their DNA (35 to 38 mol%, 16S rDNA; 32 to 34 mol%, 23S rDNA). The 3′ end of their 16S rDNA lacks a sequence complementary to the mRNA ribosome binding site. Based on the sequence of the 16S and 23S rDNA, these organisms are members of the γ subdivision of the Proteobacteria. These organisms are transmitted vertically to host progeny, as is indicated by cospeciation between the host and the endosymbiont.
Candidatus Carsonella contains a single species, Candidatus Carsonella ruddii.
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Local history
This name was last modified 4 months ago
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Publications (3)

Citation Title
Mondal et al., 2020, Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters Comparative Genomics Study of Candidatus Carsonella Ruddii; an Endosymbiont of Economically Important Psyllids
Oren et al., 2020, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Lists of names of prokaryotic Candidatus taxa
Thao et al., 2000, Applied and Environmental Microbiology Cospeciation of Psyllids and Their Primary Prokaryotic Endosymbionts



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