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Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera).

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Wernegreen, JJ; Moran, NA
Published in: Journal of bacteriology
January 2001

This study tested for horizontal transfer of plasmids among Buchnera aphidicola strains associated with ecologically and phylogenetically related aphid hosts (Uroleucon species). Phylogenetic congruence of Buchnera plasmid (trpEG and leuABC) and chromosomal (dnaN and trpB) genes supports strictly vertical long-term transmission of plasmids, which persist due to their contributions to host nutrition rather than capacity for infectious transfer. Synonymous divergences indicate elevated mutation on plasmids relative to chromosomal genes.

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Journal of bacteriology

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EISSN

1098-5530

ISSN

0021-9193

Publication Date

January 2001

Volume

183

Issue

2

Start / End Page

785 / 790

Related Subject Headings

  • Symbiosis
  • Plasmids
  • Phylogeny
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Microbiology
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Buchnera
  • Aphids
  • Animals
 

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Wernegreen, J. J., & Moran, N. A. (2001). Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera). Journal of Bacteriology, 183(2), 785–790. https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.183.2.785-790.2001
Wernegreen, J. J., and N. A. Moran. “Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera).Journal of Bacteriology 183, no. 2 (January 2001): 785–90. https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.183.2.785-790.2001.
Wernegreen JJ, Moran NA. Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera). Journal of bacteriology. 2001 Jan;183(2):785–90.
Wernegreen, J. J., and N. A. Moran. “Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera).Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 183, no. 2, Jan. 2001, pp. 785–90. Epmc, doi:10.1128/jb.183.2.785-790.2001.
Wernegreen JJ, Moran NA. Vertical transmission of biosynthetic plasmids in aphid endosymbionts (Buchnera). Journal of bacteriology. 2001 Jan;183(2):785–790.

Published In

Journal of bacteriology

DOI

EISSN

1098-5530

ISSN

0021-9193

Publication Date

January 2001

Volume

183

Issue

2

Start / End Page

785 / 790

Related Subject Headings

  • Symbiosis
  • Plasmids
  • Phylogeny
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Microbiology
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Buchnera
  • Aphids
  • Animals