Environmental Microbiology


Publications
69

Endomicrobium proavitum, the first isolate of Endomicrobia class. nov. (phylum Elusimicrobia) – an ultramicrobacterium with an unusual cell cycle that fixes nitrogen with a Group IV nitrogenase

Citation
Zheng et al. (2016). Environmental Microbiology 18 (1)
Names
Endomicrobiia
Abstract
SummaryThe bacterial tree contains many deep‐rooting clades without any cultured representatives. One such clade is ‘Endomicrobia’, a class‐level lineage in the phylum Elusimicrobia represented so far only by intracellular symbionts of termite gut flagellates. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of the first free‐living member of this clade from sterile‐filtered gut homogenate of defaunated (starch‐fed) Reticulitermes santonensis. Strain Rsa215 is a strictly anaerobic ultramicroba

Diversity of proteobacterial endosymbionts in hemlock woolly adelgid (<scp>A</scp>delges tsugae) (<scp>H</scp>emiptera: <scp>A</scp>delgidae) from its native and introduced range

Citation
von Dohlen et al. (2013). Environmental Microbiology 15 (7)
Names
“Annandiella” “Annandiella adelgistsugae” “Pseudomonas adelgistsugae”
Abstract
SummaryKnowledge of intraspecific variation in symbioses may aid in understanding the ecology of widespread insects in different parts of their range. We investigated bacterial symbionts of Adelges tsugae, a pest of hemlocks in eastern North America introduced from Asia. Amplification, cloning, and sequencing of bacterial 16S rDNA, in situ hybridizations, and electron microscopy revealed that A. tsugae harbours up to five bacterial phylotypes, according to population. Three Gammaproteobacteria s