Intestinal endocellular symbiotic bacterium of the macaque louse Pedicinus obtusus: Distinct endosymbiont origins in anthropoid primate lice and the old world monkey louse

Takema Fukatsu, Takahiro Hosokawa, Ryuichi Koga, Naruo Nikoh, Takuya Kato, Shin Ichi Hayama, Haruo Takefushi, Ichirou Tanaka

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Abstract

A symbiotic bacterium of the macaque louse, Pedicinus obtusus, was characterized. The symbiont constituted a gammaproteobacterial lineage distinct from the symbionts of anthropoid primate lice, localized in the midgut epithelium and the ovaries and exhibiting AT-biased genes and accelerated molecular evolution. The designation "Candidatus Puchtella pedicinophila" was proposed for it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3796-3799
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume75
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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