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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Phylogenomic resolution of the eriophyoid position among Acari and symbiotic bacteria of the gall‑inducing mite Fragariocoptes setiger (Eriophyoidea)

Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W State St., #G-225, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907 USA, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 625003, Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, Florida, USA
X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, 625003, Russia
Acariformes phylogenomics position of Eriophyoidea gall-inducement eriophyoid metagenomics

Abstract

Eriophyoid mites are ancient and widely distributed microscopic plant symbionts, with 4,400 nominal species. Some eriophyoid mites can induce galls in their plant hosts, but the mechanism of gall induction is not well understood. One hypothesis suggests that associated bacteria may enhance the production of phytohormones by gall-inducing arthropods. The phylogenetic position of Eriophyoidea is also a contentious issue.

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