2 Works

Identification of scavenger receptors and thrombospondin type 1 repeat proteins potentially relevant for plastid recognition in Sacoglossa

Jenny Melo Clavijo, Silja Frankenbach, Cátia Fidalgo, Joao Serôdio, Alexander Donath, Angelika Preisfeld & Gregor Christa
Functional kleptoplasty is a photosymbiotic relationship, in which photosynthetically active chloroplasts serve as an intracellular symbiont for a heterotrophic host. Among Metazoa, functional kleptoplasty is only found in marine sea slugs belonging to the Sacoglossa and recently described in rhabdocoel worms. Although functional kleptoplasty has been intensively studied in Sacoglossa, the fundamentals of the specific recognition of the chloroplasts and their subsequent incorporation are unknown. The key to ensure the initiation of any symbiosis is...

The trisaccharide melezitose impacts honey bees and their intestinal microbiota

Victoria Seeburger, Paul D'Alvise, Basel Shaaban, Karsten Schweikert, Getrud Lohaus, Annette Schroeder & Martin Hasselmann
In general, honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) feed on honey produced from collected nectar. In the absence of nectar, during certain times of the year or in monocultural landscapes, honey bees forage on honeydew. Honeydew is excreted by different herbivores of the order Hemiptera that consume phloem sap of plant species. In comparison to nectar, honeydew is composed of a higher variety of sugars and additional sugars with higher molecular weight, like the trisaccharide melezitose...

Registration Year

  • 2020

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  • University of Wuppertal
  • University of Hohenheim
  • University of Aveiro
  • Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig