Bacterial Symbiosis with Parasitic Lice

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Material Information

Title:
Bacterial Symbiosis with Parasitic Lice
Physical Description:
1 online resource (144 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Boyd, Bret M
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Genetics and Genomics
Committee Chair:
REED,DAVID LEE
Committee Co-Chair:
BURLEIGH,JOHN GORDON
Committee Members:
DE CRECY,VALERIE ANNE
WAYNE,MARTA L
MCINTYRE,LAUREN M
DANIELS,JARET C

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
endosymbiont -- phthiraptera -- riesia
Genetics and Genomics -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Genetics and Genomics thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Numerous insect species have formed symbiosis with heritable intracellular bacteria. The parasitic lice of animals have obligate symbiosis with bacteria belonging to the proteobacteria. Here I review what was known about symbiosis between lice and bacteria, study genome evolution in human and primate louse primary endosymbionts, describe new symbiosis between bacteria and the northern fur seal louse, and describe a diverse clade of heritable primary endosymbionts from the blood feeding lice of mammals. Through the use of next generation sequencing and bioinformatics tools I can describe new symbionts, accurately place them in the bacterial tree of life, and describe the history of louse bacterial symbiosis.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Bret M Boyd.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: REED,DAVID LEE.
Local:
Co-adviser: BURLEIGH,JOHN GORDON.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046441:00001