Bacterial endosymbionts: Master modulators of fungal phenotypes

Sarah J. Araldi-Brondolo, Joseph Spraker, Justin P. Shaffer, Emma H. Woytenko, David A. Baltrus, Rachel E. Gallery, A. Elizabeth Arnold

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Abstract

The ecological modes of fungi are shaped not only by their intrinsic features and the environment in which they occur, but also by their interactions with diverse microbes. Here we explore the ecological and genomic features of diverse bacterial endosymbionts-endohyphal bacteria-that together are emerging as major determinants of fungal phenotypes and plant-fungi interactions. We first provide a historical perspective on the study of endohyphal bacteria. We then propose a functional classification of three main groups, providing an overview of their genomic, phylogenetic, and ecological traits. Last, we explore frontiers in the study of endohyphal bacteria, with special attention to those facultative and horizontally transmitted bacteria that associate with some of the most diverse lineages of fungi. Overall, our aim is to synthesize the rich literature from nearly 50 years of studies on endohyphal bacteria as a means to highlight potential applications and new research directions.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Article numberFUNK-0056-2016
JournalMicrobiology Spectrum
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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  • Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Cell Biology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Bacterial endosymbionts : Master modulators of fungal phenotypes. / Araldi-Brondolo, Sarah J.; Spraker, Joseph; Shaffer, Justin P.; Woytenko, Emma H.; Baltrus, David A.; Gallery, Rachel E.; Elizabeth Arnold, A.

In: Microbiology Spectrum, Vol. 5, No. 5, FUNK-0056-2016, 01.10.2017.

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Araldi-Brondolo SJ, Spraker J, Shaffer JP, Woytenko EH, Baltrus DA, Gallery RE et al. Bacterial endosymbionts: Master modulators of fungal phenotypes. Microbiology Spectrum. 2017 Oct 1;5(5). FUNK-0056-2016. Available from, DOI: 10.1128/microbiolspec.FUNK-0056-2016
Araldi-Brondolo, Sarah J. ; Spraker, Joseph ; Shaffer, Justin P. ; Woytenko, Emma H. ; Baltrus, David A. ; Gallery, Rachel E. ; Elizabeth Arnold, A./ Bacterial endosymbionts : Master modulators of fungal phenotypes. In: Microbiology Spectrum. 2017 ; Vol. 5, No. 5.
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