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Association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma within Drosophila neotestacea: an emerging symbiotic mutualism?
Mol Ecol 2010; 19(2):414-25ME

Abstract

Interspecific mutualism can evolve when specific lineages of different species tend to be associated with each other from one generation to the next. Different maternally transmitted endosymbionts occurring within the same cytoplasmic lineage fulfil this requirement. Drosophila neotestacea is infected with maternally transmitted Wolbachia and Spiroplasma, which are cotransmitted at high frequency in natural populations. Molecular phylogenetic evidence indicates that both endosymbionts have been present in D. neotestacea for considerable evolutionary periods. Thus, conditions are suitable for the evolution of mutualism between them. In support of this possibility, there is a significant positive association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma infection in many samples of D. neotestacea from natural populations. Theoretically, such a positive association can result from either mutualism between these endosymbionts or recent spread. Collections from present-day populations suggest that recent spread and mutualism have both operated to generate the positive association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma. If selection acts on the combination of these two endosymbionts, they may be in the early stages of evolution of a more complex, cooperative association.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA. joja@mail.rochester.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20002580

Citation

Jaenike, John, et al. "Association Between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma Within Drosophila Neotestacea: an Emerging Symbiotic Mutualism?" Molecular Ecology, vol. 19, no. 2, 2010, pp. 414-25.
Jaenike J, Stahlhut JK, Boelio LM, et al. Association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma within Drosophila neotestacea: an emerging symbiotic mutualism? Mol Ecol. 2010;19(2):414-25.
Jaenike, J., Stahlhut, J. K., Boelio, L. M., & Unckless, R. L. (2010). Association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma within Drosophila neotestacea: an emerging symbiotic mutualism? Molecular Ecology, 19(2), pp. 414-25. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04448.x.
Jaenike J, et al. Association Between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma Within Drosophila Neotestacea: an Emerging Symbiotic Mutualism. Mol Ecol. 2010;19(2):414-25. PubMed PMID: 20002580.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma within Drosophila neotestacea: an emerging symbiotic mutualism? AU - Jaenike,John, AU - Stahlhut,Julie K, AU - Boelio,Lisa M, AU - Unckless,Robert L, Y1 - 2009/11/30/ PY - 2009/12/17/entrez PY - 2009/12/17/pubmed PY - 2010/2/2/medline SP - 414 EP - 25 JF - Molecular ecology JO - Mol. Ecol. VL - 19 IS - 2 N2 - Interspecific mutualism can evolve when specific lineages of different species tend to be associated with each other from one generation to the next. Different maternally transmitted endosymbionts occurring within the same cytoplasmic lineage fulfil this requirement. Drosophila neotestacea is infected with maternally transmitted Wolbachia and Spiroplasma, which are cotransmitted at high frequency in natural populations. Molecular phylogenetic evidence indicates that both endosymbionts have been present in D. neotestacea for considerable evolutionary periods. Thus, conditions are suitable for the evolution of mutualism between them. In support of this possibility, there is a significant positive association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma infection in many samples of D. neotestacea from natural populations. Theoretically, such a positive association can result from either mutualism between these endosymbionts or recent spread. Collections from present-day populations suggest that recent spread and mutualism have both operated to generate the positive association between Wolbachia and Spiroplasma. If selection acts on the combination of these two endosymbionts, they may be in the early stages of evolution of a more complex, cooperative association. SN - 1365-294X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20002580/Association_between_Wolbachia_and_Spiroplasma_within_Drosophila_neotestacea:_an_emerging_symbiotic_mutualism L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04448.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -