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Composition of Acridid gut bacterial communities as revealed by 16S rRNA gene analysis

Dillon, Rod, Webster, G., Weightman, A. J., Dillon, V. M., Blanford, S. and Charnley, A. K. (2008) 'Composition of Acridid gut bacterial communities as revealed by 16S rRNA gene analysis'. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Vol 97, Issue 3, pp. 265-272.

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The gut bacterial community from four species of feral locusts and grasshoppers was determined by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA gene fragments. The study revealed an effect of phase polymorphism on gut bacterial diversity in brown locusts from South Africa. A single bacterial phylotype, consistent with Citrobacter sp. dominated the gut microbiota of two sympatric populations of Moroccan and Italian locusts in Spain. There was evidence for Wollbachia sp. in the meadow grasshopper caught locally in the UK. Sequence analysis of DGGE products did not reveal evidence for unculturable bacteria and homologies suggested that bacterial species were principally Gammapoteobacteria from the family Enterobacteriaceae similar to those recorded previously in laboratory reared locusts. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dgge 16s rrna locust bacteria gut parasite genome relationships locust schistocerca-gregaria microbial ecology desert locust management regimens laboratory stocks caledia-captiva diversity host grasshoppers
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > QW 50 Bacteria (General). Bacteriology. Archaea
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 500 Insects
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 570 Orthoptera (e.g., Grasshoppers)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 15:58
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00


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