Affiliation: University of Pavia
Sacchi L, Bigliardi E, Corona S, Beninati T, Lo N, Franceschi A. A symbiont of the tick Ixodes ricinus invades and consumes mitochondria in a mode similar to that of the parasitic bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Tissue Cell. 2004;36:43-53 pubmed
..Despite having many of their mitochondria consumed, oocytes appear to develop normally, and the bacteria are likely to be vertically transferred to all eggs. ..
Sacchi L, Corona S, Kramer L, Calvi L, Casiraghi M, Franceschi A. Ultrastructural evidence of the degenerative events occurring during embryogenesis of the filarial nematode Brugia pahangi after tetracycline treatment. Parassitologia. 2003;45:89-96 pubmed
..As a consequence, the bacteriophorous vacuole is transformed into a digestive vacuole and the whole symbiotic population is disrupted...
Sacchi L, Genchi M, Clementi E, Bigliardi E, Avanzati A, Pajoro M, et al
. Multiple symbiosis in the leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): details of transovarial transmission of Cardinium sp. and yeast-like endosymbionts. Tissue Cell. 2008;40:231-42 pubmed publisher
..Finally, ultrastructural observation of the midgut content revealed the presence, in both adult females and nymphs, of a complex microbial community, which include a phytoplasma-like microorganism, likely the agent of FD. ..