Diversity of symbiotic microbiota in Deltocephalinae leafhoppers (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)

Michał Kobiałka , Anna Michalik , Jacek Szwedo , Teresa Szklarzewicz


Symbiotic microorganisms associated with thirteen species of the subfamily Deltocephalinae were examined using microscopic and molecular techniques. Athysanus argentarius, Euscelis incisus, Doratura stylata, Arthaldeus pascuellus, Errastunus ocellaris, Jassargus flori, Jassargus pseudocellaris, Psammotettix alienus, Psammotettix confinis, Turrutus socialis and Verdanus abdominalis harbor two types of ancient bacteriome-associated microorganisms: bacteria Sulcia (phylum Bacteroidetes) and bacteria Nasuia (phylum Proteobacteria, class Betaproteobacteria). In Balclutha calamagrostis and Balclutha punctata, the bacterium Nasuia has not been detected. In the bacteriomes of both species of Balclutha examined, only bacteria Sulcia occur, whereas Sodalis-like symbionts (phylum Proteobacteria, class Gammaproteobacteria) are localized in the fat body cells, in close vicinity of the bacteriomes. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the co-existence in Deltocephalinae leafhoppers of the ancient symbiont Sulcia and the more recently acquired Sodalis-like bacterium. The obtained results provide further evidence indicating that Deltocephalinae leafhoppers are characterized by a large diversity of symbiotic systems, which results from symbiont acquisition and replacement. The obtained results are additionally discussed in phylogenetic context.
Author Michał Kobiałka
Michał Kobiałka,,
, Anna Michalik
Anna Michalik,,
, Jacek Szwedo (FB/DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Teresa Szklarzewicz
Teresa Szklarzewicz,,
Journal seriesArthropod Structure & Development, ISSN 1467-8039, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in Englishleafhoppers, Sulcia, Nasuia, Sodalis-like symbiont, transovarial transmission
ASJC Classification1109 Insect Science; 1309 Developmental Biology; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 2700 General Medicine
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.03.005
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.748; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.843 (2) - 2018=1.612 (5)
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