Current Microbiology

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 119–123

The eubacterial endosymbionts of whiteflies (homoptera: Aleyrodoidea) constitute a lineage distinct from the endosymbionts of aphids and mealybugs

Authors

  • Marta A. Clark
    • Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of California
  • Linda Baumann
    • Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of California
  • Mark A. Munson
    • Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of California
  • Paul Baumann
    • Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of California
  • Bruce C. Campbell
    • U.S. Department of AgricultureARS
  • James E. Duffus
    • U. S. Department of AgricultureARS
  • Lance S. Osborne
    • AREC-ApopkaUniversity of Florida
  • Nancy A. Moran
    • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of Arizona
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01570970

Cite this article as:
Clark, M.A., Baumann, L., Munson, M.A. et al. Current Microbiology (1992) 25: 119. doi:10.1007/BF01570970

Abstract

Whiteflies (superfamily Aleyrodoidea) contain eubacterial endosymbionts localized within host cells known as mycetocytes. Sequence analysis of the genes for the 16S rRNA of the endosymbionts ofBemisia tabaci, Siphoninus phillyreae, andTrialeurodes vaporariorum indicates that these organisms are closely related and constitute a distinct lineage within the γ-subdivision of theProteobacteria. The endosymbionts of whiteflies are unrelated to the endosymbionts of aphids and mealybugs, which are in two separate lineages.

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