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Title: Endosymbiont Transmission Mode in Bacterial Leaf Nodulation as Revealed by a Population Genetic Study of Psychotria leptophylla
Authors: Lemaire, Benny ×
Janssens, Steven
Smets, Erik
Dessein, Steven #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Series Title: Applied and Environmental Microbiology vol:78 issue:1 pages:284-287
Abstract: Leaf-nodulated plants are colonized by vertically inherited bacterial endosymbionts, which maintain symbioses throughout host generations. The permanent character of the interaction implies phylogenetic congruence between the host and the endosymbiont. However, the present population genetic study of Psychotria leptophylla provides evidence for a mixed symbiont transmission involving both vertical inheritance and horizontal transfers from the environment.
ISSN: 0099-2240
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
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