Polyphyly of gut symbionts in stinkbugs of the family cydnidae

Takahiro Hosokawa, Yoshitomo Kikuchi, Naruo Nikoh, Takema Fukatsu

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Symbiotic bacteria associated with midgut crypts of stinkbugs of the family Cydnidae, representing seven species and 13 populations, were investigated. All of the symbionts were species specific, and constituted at least four distinct lineages in the Gammaproteobacteria, indicating multiple evolutionary origins of the gut symbionts among the burrower bugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4758-4761
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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