Investigation of endosymbiotic bacteria associated with scale insects of the family Putoidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea)

Matthew E. Gruwell, Zachary Duda, Joshua MacCready

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Abstract

One of the less diverse families of scale insects is the Putoidae. Here we present additional data towards the characterization of bacteria associated with insects in the genus Puto. We include two phylogenetic estimates (16S rRNA and a multilocus sequence analysis of four protein-coding genes) of the relationships of these endosymbionts with other bacteria, both free living and endosymbiotic. Using five genes we once again fail to recover monophyly in bacteria associated with Puto, though all sequences are closely related, all are sister to insect endosymbionts and all are part of the Gammaproteobacteria. In previous analyses and in this project, bacteria associated with Puto barberi are not sister to the remaining bacteria found in Puto.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalActa Zoologica Bulgarica
Volume66
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Insect Science

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