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Symbiotic bacteria in midges: understanding their role in determining vector competence and transmission of viruses

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The draft genome of strain c Cpun from biting midges confirms insect Cardinium are not a monophyletic group and reveals a novel gene family expansion in a symbiont

Author(s): Stefanos Siozios, Jack Pilgrim, Alistair C. Darby, Matthew Baylis, Gregory D.D. Hurst
Published in: PeerJ, 7, 2019, Page(s) e6448, ISSN 2167-8359
Publisher: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6448

Torix group Rickettsia are widespread in Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), reach high frequency and carry unique genomic features

Author(s): Jack Pilgrim, Mats Ander, Claire Garros, Matthew Baylis, Gregory D. D. Hurst, Stefanos Siozios
Published in: Environmental Microbiology, 2017, ISSN 1462-2912
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13887