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Confirmation of the Sequence of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Assessment of Microbial Diversity in Huanglongbing-Infected Citrus Phloem Using a Metagenomic Approach

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Tyler et al. (2009). Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions® 22 (12)
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Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus
Abstract
The citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is highly destructive in many citrus-growing regions of the world. The putative causal agent of this disease, ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’, is difficult to culture, and Koch's postulates have not yet been fulfilled. As a result, efforts have focused on obtaining the genome sequence of ‘Ca. L. asiaticus’ in order to give insight on the physiology of this organism. In this work, three next-generation high-throughput sequencing platforms, 454, Solexa,

The Olive Fly Endosymbiont, “ Candidatus Erwinia dacicola,” Switches from an Intracellular Existence to an Extracellular Existence during Host Insect Development

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Estes et al. (2009). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (22)
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Ca. Erwinia dacicola
Abstract
ABSTRACT As polyphagous, holometabolous insects, tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) provide a unique habitat for endosymbiotic bacteria, especially those microbes associated with the digestive system. Here we examine the endosymbiont of the olive fly [ Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae)], a tephritid of great economic importance. “ Candidatus Erwinia dacicola” was found in the digestive systems of all l

Prevalence of Cardinium Bacteria in Planthoppers and Spider Mites and Taxonomic Revision of “ Candidatus Cardinium hertigii” Based on Detection of a New Cardinium Group from Biting Midges

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Nakamura et al. (2009). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (21)
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“Cardinium hertigii” Ca. Cardinium hertigii
Abstract
ABSTRACT Cardinium bacteria, members of the phylum Cytophaga - Flavobacterium - Bacteroides (CFB), are intracellular bacteria in arthropods that are capable of inducing reproductive abnormalities in their hosts, which include parasitic wasps, mites, and spiders. A high frequency of Cardinium infection was detected in planthoppers (27 out of 57 species were infected).

Detection, Distribution, and Genetic Variability of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ Species Associated with Zebra Complex Disease of Potato in North America

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Wen et al. (2009). Plant Disease 93 (11)
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Liberibacter
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The specificity and sensitivity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers developed for ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous’ were evaluated in conventional and real-time PCR assays. All PCR primers were specific for ‘Ca. L. psyllaurous’ and ‘Ca. L. solanacearum’ insomuch as they did not detect other prokaryotic plant pathogens that affect potato except for the putative pathogens associated with psyllid-yellows and haywire. Conventional PCR assays wer

Ultrastructural and molecular characterization of endosymbionts of the reed beetle genusMacroplea(Chrysomelidae, Donaciinae), and proposal of “CandidatusMacropleicola appendiculatae” and “CandidatusMacropleicola muticae”

Citation
Kölsch et al. (2009). Canadian Journal of Microbiology 55 (11)
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Ca. Macropleicola muticae Ca. Macropleicola appendiculatae
Abstract
Intracellular bacterial symbionts are known from various insect groups, particularly from those feeding on unbalanced diets, where the bacteria provide essential nutrients to the host. In the case of reed beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Donaciinae), however, the endosymbionts appear to be associated with specialized “glands” that secrete a material used for the beetles’ unusual water-tight cocoon. These glands were discovered over a century ago, but the bacteria they contain have yet to be c