Holldobler, B.


Tissue Localization of the Endosymbiotic Bacterium “ Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus” in Adults and Larvae of the Carpenter Ant Camponotus floridanus

Sauer et al. (2002). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68 (9)
Ca. Blochmannia floridanus
ABSTRACT The distribution of endosymbiotic bacteria in different tissues of queens, males, and workers of the carpenter ant Camponotus floridanus was investigated by light and electron microscopy and by in situ hybridization. A large number of bacteria could be detected in bacteriocytes within the midguts of workers, young virgin queens, and males. Large amounts of bacteria were also found in the oocytes of workers and queens. In contrast, bacteria