Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology : the heritable microbial endosymbionts

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dc.contributor.author Duplouy, Anne
dc.contributor.author Hornett, Emily A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T10:45:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T10:45:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-08
dc.identifier.citation Duplouy , A & Hornett , E A 2018 , ' Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology : the heritable microbial endosymbionts ' , PeerJ , vol. 6 , no. e4629 , 4629 . https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4629
dc.identifier.other PURE: 106799082
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7147-5199/work/46223902
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000432013300002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236773
dc.description.abstract The Lepidoptera is one of the most widespread and recognisable insect orders. Due to their remarkable diversity, economic and ecological importance, moths and butterflies have been studied extensively over the last 200 years. More recently, the relationship between Lepidoptera and their heritable microbial endosymbionts has received increasing attention. Heritable endosymbionts reside within the host’s body and are often, but not exclusively, inherited through the female line. Advancements in molecular genetics have revealed that host-associated microbes are both extremely prevalent among arthropods and highly diverse. Furthermore, heritable endosymbionts have been repeatedly demonstrated to play an integral role in many aspects of host biology, particularly host reproduction. Here, we review the major findings of research of heritable microbial endosymbionts of butterflies and moths. We promote the Lepidoptera as important models in the study of reproductive manipulations employed by heritable endosymbionts, with the mechanisms underlying male-killing and feminisation currently being elucidated in moths and butterflies. We also reveal that the vast majority of research undertaken of Lepidopteran endosymbionts concerns Wolbachia. While this highly prevalent bacterium is undoubtedly important, studies should move towards investigating the presence of other, and interacting endosymbionts, and we discuss the merits of examining the microbiome of Lepidoptera to this end. We finally consider the importance of understanding the influence of endosymbionts under global environmental change and when planning conservation management of endangered Lepidoptera species. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.subject Literature review
dc.subject Evolutionary Studies
dc.subject Entomology
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Conservation Biology
dc.subject Symbiosis
dc.subject Wolbachia
dc.subject Conservation
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject Butterfly
dc.subject Moth
dc.subject Microbes
dc.subject MALE-KILLING WOLBACHIA
dc.subject BUTTERFLY DANAUS-CHRYSIPPUS
dc.subject SEX-RATIO DISTORTERS
dc.subject FACULTATIVE BACTERIAL ENDOSYMBIONTS
dc.subject INDUCED CYTOPLASMIC INCOMPATIBILITY
dc.subject PARTHENOGENESIS-INDUCING WOLBACHIA
dc.subject ISOPOD ARMADILLIDIUM-VULGARE
dc.subject MEDITERRANEAN FLOUR MOTH
dc.subject SELFISH GENETIC ELEMENTS
dc.subject GREEN-ISLAND PHENOTYPE
dc.title Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology : the heritable microbial endosymbionts en
dc.type Literature review (scientific)
dc.contributor.organization Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Life-history Evolution Research Group
dc.contributor.organization Research Centre for Ecological Change
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4629
dc.relation.issn 2167-8359
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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