Comparison of the genome sequences of "Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum" primary endosymbionts of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci B and Q biotypes

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Mar;79(5):1757-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02976-12. Epub 2013 Jan 11.


"Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum" is the primary endosymbiont of whiteflies. We report two complete genome sequences of this bacterium from the worldwide invasive B and Q biotypes of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Differences in the two genome sequences may add insights into the complex differences in the biology of both biotypes.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Halomonadaceae / classification
  • Halomonadaceae / genetics
  • Halomonadaceae / isolation & purification*
  • Halomonadaceae / physiology*
  • Hemiptera / microbiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Symbiosis*


  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003867
  • GENBANK/CP003868