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Title: Symbiotic microorganisms in Puto superbus (Leonardi, 1907) (Insecta, Hemiptera, Coccomorpha: Putoidae)
Authors: Szklarzewicz, Teresa
Kalandyk-Kołodziejczyk, Małgorzata
Michalik, Katarzyna
Jankowska, Władysława
Michalik, Anna
Keywords: Symbiotic microorganisms; Sodalis-like symbionts; Wolbachia; Bacteriocytes; Scale insects
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Protoplasma, Vol. 255, iss. 1 (2018), s.129-138
Abstract: The scale insect Puto superbus (Putoidae) lives in mutualistic symbiotic association with bacteria. Molecular phylogenetic analyses have revealed that symbionts of P. superbus belong to the gammaproteobacterial genus Sodalis. In the adult females, symbionts occur both in the bacteriocytes constituting compact bacteriomes and in individual bacteriocytes, which are dispersed among ovarioles. The bacteriocytes also house a few small, rod-shaped Wolbachia bacteria in addition to the numerous large, elongated Sodalis-allied bacteria. The symbiotic microorganisms are transovarially transmitted from generation to generation. In adult females which have choriogenic oocytes in the ovarioles, the bacteriocytes gather around the basal part of the tropharium. Next, the entire bacteriocytes pass through the follicular epithelium surrounding the neck region of the ovariole and enter the space between oocyte and follicular epithelium (perivitelline space). In the perivitelline space, the bacteriocytes assemble extracellularly in the deep depression of the oolemma at the anterior pole of the oocyte, forming a Bsymbiont ball.
DOI: 10.1007/s00709-017-1135-7
ISSN: 0033-183X
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