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Adenine methylation may contribute to endosymbiont selection in a clonal aphid population

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Title
Adenine methylation may contribute to endosymbiont selection in a clonal aphid population
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BMC Genomics, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-15-999
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Victoria Reingold, Neta Luria, Alain Robichon, Aviv Dombrovsky

Abstract

The pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum has two modes of reproduction: parthenogenetic during the spring and summer and sexual in autumn. This ability to alternate between reproductive modes and the emergence of clonal populations under favorable conditions make this organism an interesting model for genetic and epigenetic studies. The pea aphid hosts different types of endosymbiotic bacteria within bacteriocytes which help the aphids survive and adapt to new environmental conditions and habitats. The obligate endosymbiont Buchnera aphidicola has a drastically reduced and stable genome, whereas facultative endosymbionts such as Regiella insecticola have large and dynamic genomes due to phages, mobile elements and high levels of genetic recombination. In previous work, selection toward cold adaptation resulted in the appearance of parthenogenetic A. pisum individuals characterized by heavier weights and remarkable green pigmentation.

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Country Count As %
Czechia 1 3%
Unknown 28 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 34%
Researcher 6 21%
Professor 5 17%
Student > Master 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 66%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 17%
Unknown 5 17%

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