Mar 17, 2009

Global distribution and evolution of a toxinogenic Burkholderia-Rhizopus symbiosis

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Gerald LacknerChristian Hertweck

Abstract

Toxinogenic endobacteria were isolated from a collection of Rhizopus spp. representing highly diverse geographic origins and ecological niches. All endosymbionts belonged to the Burkholderia rhizoxinica complex according to matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight biotyping and multilocus sequence typing, suggesting a common ancestor. Comparison of host and symbiont phylogenies provides insights into possible cospeciation and horizontal-transmission events.

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Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Mutualism
Bacterial Toxins
Phylogeny
Burkholderia
Rhizopus
Sequence Determinations, DNA
DNA, Bacterial
Burkholderia rhizoxinica

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