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Wolbachia and other endosymbiont infections in spiders.
Mol Ecol. 2006 Feb; 15(2):517-27.ME

Abstract

Maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria, such as Wolbachia, Rickettsia and Spiroplasma, have been shown to have wide-ranging effects on the reproduction of their hosts. We present data on the presence of each of these sorts of bacteria in spiders, a group for which there are currently few data, but where such infections could explain many observed reproductive characteristics, such as sex ratio skew. The Wolbachia and Spiroplasma variants that we find in spiders belong to the same clades previously found to infect other arthropods, but many of the rickettsias belong to two, novel, hitherto spider-specific bacterial lineages. We find evidence for coexistence of different bacterial types within species, and in some cases, within individuals. We suggest that spiders present a useful opportunity for studying the effect of these sorts of bacteria on the evolution of host traits, such as those that are under sexual selection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK. s.goodacre@uea.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16448417

Citation

Goodacre, Sara L., et al. "Wolbachia and Other Endosymbiont Infections in Spiders." Molecular Ecology, vol. 15, no. 2, 2006, pp. 517-27.
Goodacre SL, Martin OY, Thomas CF, et al. Wolbachia and other endosymbiont infections in spiders. Mol Ecol. 2006;15(2):517-27.
Goodacre, S. L., Martin, O. Y., Thomas, C. F., & Hewitt, G. M. (2006). Wolbachia and other endosymbiont infections in spiders. Molecular Ecology, 15(2), 517-27.
Goodacre SL, et al. Wolbachia and Other Endosymbiont Infections in Spiders. Mol Ecol. 2006;15(2):517-27. PubMed PMID: 16448417.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Wolbachia and other endosymbiont infections in spiders. AU - Goodacre,Sara L, AU - Martin,Oliver Y, AU - Thomas,C F George, AU - Hewitt,Godfrey M, PY - 2006/2/2/pubmed PY - 2006/4/6/medline PY - 2006/2/2/entrez SP - 517 EP - 27 JF - Molecular ecology JO - Mol. Ecol. VL - 15 IS - 2 N2 - Maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria, such as Wolbachia, Rickettsia and Spiroplasma, have been shown to have wide-ranging effects on the reproduction of their hosts. We present data on the presence of each of these sorts of bacteria in spiders, a group for which there are currently few data, but where such infections could explain many observed reproductive characteristics, such as sex ratio skew. The Wolbachia and Spiroplasma variants that we find in spiders belong to the same clades previously found to infect other arthropods, but many of the rickettsias belong to two, novel, hitherto spider-specific bacterial lineages. We find evidence for coexistence of different bacterial types within species, and in some cases, within individuals. We suggest that spiders present a useful opportunity for studying the effect of these sorts of bacteria on the evolution of host traits, such as those that are under sexual selection. SN - 0962-1083 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16448417/Wolbachia_and_other_endosymbiont_infections_in_spiders_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02802.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -