Affiliation: University of Arizona
- The 160-kilobase genome of the bacterial endosymbiont CarsonellaAtsushi Nakabachi
Environmental Molecular Biology Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351 0198, Japan
Science 314:267. 2006..Genes for translation and amino acid biosynthesis are relatively well represented, but numerous genes considered essential for life are missing, suggesting that Carsonella may have achieved organelle-like status...
- Transcriptome analysis of the aphid bacteriocyte, the symbiotic host cell that harbors an endocellular mutualistic bacterium, BuchneraAtsushi Nakabachi
Environmental Molecular Biology Laboratory and Genome Science Laboratory, RIKEN, 2 1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351 0198, Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5477-82. 2005..Conspicuously high expression of ii and iii shed light on previously unknown aspects of the host-Buchnera interactions in the symbiotic system...
- Extraordinary proliferation of microorganisms in aposymbiotic pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisumAtsushi Nakabachi
Molecular Microbial Ecology Division, Bioscience Technology Center, RIKEN, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Hirosawa 2 1, Wako Shi, 351 0198, Saitama, Japan
J Invertebr Pathol 82:152-61. 2003..Three had no phylogenetic association with known taxonomic divisions. None of the sequences studied in this study coincided exactly with those deposited in GenBank...
- Isolation and characterization of the bacteriophage WO from Wolbachia, an arthropod endosymbiontYukiko Fujii
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 317:1183-8. 2004..This bacteriophage is the only known mobile genetic element potentially used for transformation of Wolbachia...
- An experimental validation of orphan genes of Buchnera, a symbiont of aphidsSayaka Shimomura
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 292:263-7. 2002..In view of codon usage and AT bias observed in these genes, it is likely that Buchnera have maintained them for an evolutionarily long time...
- Internal spatiotemporal population dynamics of infection with three Wolbachia strains in the adzuki bean beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)Nobuyuki Ijichi
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Tsukuba 305-8566, Japan
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4074-80. 2002..On the basis of our results, we discuss interactions among the three coinfecting Wolbachia types, reproductive strategies of Wolbachia, and factors involved in the different cytoplasmic incompatibility phenotypes...