Title

Interactions Among Symbionts of Oropsylla spp. (Siphonoptera: Ceratophyllidae)

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Medical Entomology

Volume

49

Issue

3

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Date

5-1-2012

First Page

492

Last Page

496

DOI

10.1603/ME11244

Abstract

We used high-throughput DNA sequencing to explore bacterial communities of three species of Oropysllafleas [Oropsylla hirsuta (Baker), Oropsylla montana (Baker), and Oropsylla tuberculata cynomuris(Jellison)] and detected seven bacterial lineages related to known insect symbionts. No significant co-occurrence patterns were detected among bacterial lineages, but relative abundance data suggest that the two most common lineages (Bartonella and Rickettsiales) interact negatively. Furthermore, presence of these two lineages significantly reduced bacterial diversity within fleas.

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