Impact of Rearing Conditions on the Ambrosia Beetle’s Microbiome
AbstractAmbrosia beetles, along with termites and leafcutter ants, are the only fungus-farming lineages within the tree of life. Bacteria harbored by ambrosia beetles may play an essential role in the nutritional symbiotic interactions with their associated fungi; however, little is known about the impact of rearing conditions on the microbiota of ambrosia beetles. We have used culture-independent methods to explore the effect of rearing conditions on the microbiome associated with Xyleborus affinis, Xyleborus bispinatus, and Xyleborus volvulus, evaluating different media in laboratory-controlled conditions and comparing wild and laboratory conditions. Our results revealed that rearing conditions affected the fungal and bacterial microbiome structure and had a strong influence on bacterial metabolic capacities. We propose that the rearing conditions influence the ambrosia-associated fungal and bacterial communities. Furthermore, bacterial microbiome flexibility may help beetles adapt to different substrates. View Full-Text
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Ibarra-Juarez, L.A.; Desgarennes, D.; Vázquez-Rosas-Landa, M.; Villafan, E.; Alonso-Sánchez, A.; Ferrera-Rodríguez, O.; Moya, A.; Carrillo, D.; Cruz, L.; Carrión, G.; López-Buenfil, A.; García-Avila, C.; Ibarra-Laclette, E.; Lamelas, A. Impact of Rearing Conditions on the Ambrosia Beetle’s Microbiome. Life 2018, 8, 63.
Ibarra-Juarez LA, Desgarennes D, Vázquez-Rosas-Landa M, Villafan E, Alonso-Sánchez A, Ferrera-Rodríguez O, Moya A, Carrillo D, Cruz L, Carrión G, López-Buenfil A, García-Avila C, Ibarra-Laclette E, Lamelas A. Impact of Rearing Conditions on the Ambrosia Beetle’s Microbiome. Life. 2018; 8(4):63.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ibarra-Juarez, Luis A.; Desgarennes, Damaris; Vázquez-Rosas-Landa, Mirna; Villafan, Emanuel; Alonso-Sánchez, Alexandro; Ferrera-Rodríguez, Ofelia; Moya, Andrés; Carrillo, Daniel; Cruz, Luisa; Carrión, Gloria; López-Buenfil, Abel; García-Avila, Clemente; Ibarra-Laclette, Enrique; Lamelas, Araceli. 2018. "Impact of Rearing Conditions on the Ambrosia Beetle’s Microbiome." Life 8, no. 4: 63.
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