Special Issue "Wolbachia and Other Selfish Symbionts of Arthropods"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: insect ecology; insect; butterflies; Lepidoptera; Drosophila; bacteria; real-time PCR; molecular cloning; PCR; evolution; invertebrates; endosymbiosis; sex determination; Wolbachia
Arthropods are often subjected to various intracellular symbionts that are maternally transmitted and selfishly manipulate host reproduction. Wolbachia are most common among such symbionts and exert various phenotypes such as cytoplasmic incompatibility, parthenogenesis induction, male killing, feminization and others. Using the Drosophila model system, molecular mechanisms underlying some of these phenotypes have begun to be explored. However, little is known about the diverse phenotypes exerted by Wolbachia or other symbionts in different systems.
The aim of this Special Issue is to give a platform for researchers working on Wolbachia and phenotypically similar symbionts of arthropods, such as Cardinium, Spiroplasma, Rickettsia, Arsenophonus, etc., to exchange information and updates, potentially leading to the integrated understanding of symbiont-induced host reproductive manipulations.
For this purpose, we cordially invite you to submit research articles, review articles, and short communications related to the various aspects of Wolbachia and similar symbionts: symbiont diversity, symbiont phylogenetics, discoveries of new phenotypes, mechanism of host manipulations, symbiont–host/symbiont–symbiont interactions, genomics of symbionts, microbial ecology, effects on host ecology and evolution, and application to pest management.
Dr. Daisuke Kageyama
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- Reproductive manipulation
- Intracellular symbionts
- Pest management
- Horizontal transfer