Symbiotic cornucopia of the monophagous planthopper Ommatidiotus dissimilis (Fallén, 1806) (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Caliscelidae)

Anna Michalik , Jacek Szwedo , Adam Stroiński , Dariusz Świerczewski , Teresa Szklarzewicz

Abstract

In contrast to Cicadomorpha, in which numerous symbiotic bacteria have been identified and characterized, the symbionts of fulgoromorphans are poorly known. Here, we present the results of histological, ultrastructural, and molecular analyses of the symbiotic system of the planthopper Ommatidiotus dissimilis. Amplification, cloning, and sequencing of bacterial 16S RNA genes have revealed that O. dissimilis is host to five types of bacteria. Apart from bacteria Sulcia and Vidania, which are regarded as ancestral symbionts of Fulgoromorpha, three additional types of bacteria belonging to the genera Sodalis, Wolbachia, and Rickettsia have been detected. Histological and ultrastructural investigations have shown that bacteria Sulcia, Vidania, and Sodalis house separate bacteriocytes, whereas bacteria Wolbachia and Rickettsia are dispersed within various insect tissue. Additionally, bacteria belonging to the genus Vidania occupy the bacteriome localized in the lumen of the hindgut. Both molecular and microscopic analyses have revealed that all the symbionts are transovarially transmitted between generations.
Author Anna Michalik
Anna Michalik,,
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, Jacek Szwedo (FB / DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Adam Stroiński
Adam Stroiński,,
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, Dariusz Świerczewski
Dariusz Świerczewski,,
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, Teresa Szklarzewicz
Teresa Szklarzewicz,,
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Journal seriesProtoplasma, ISSN 0033-183X, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol255
No5
Pages1317-1329
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishsymbiotic microorganisms, Sulcia, Vidania, Sodalis, Wolbachia, Rickettsia
DOIDOI:10.1007/s00709-018-1234-0
URL https://doi.org/10.1007/s00709-018-1234-0
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 10-09-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 10-09-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.87 (2) - 2016=2.658 (5)
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