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Abstract

is an obligate endosymbiont of aphids that cannot be cultured outside of hosts. It exists as diverse strains in different aphid species, and phylogenetic reconstructions show that it has been maternally transmitted in aphids for >100 million years. genomes are highly reduced and show conserved gene order and no gene acquisition, but encoded proteins undergo rapid evolution. Aphids depend on for biosynthesis of essential amino acids and as an integral part of embryonic development. How populations are regulated within hosts remains little known.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • National Science Foundation (Award 1551092)
    • Principle Award Recipient: NancyA Moran
  • National Institutes of Health (Award R35GM1317)
    • Principle Award Recipient: NancyA Moran
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2021-12-23
2022-01-28
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