2022
DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiac016
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Larval habitat determines the bacterial and fungal microbiota of the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti

Abstract: Mosquito larvae are naturally exposed to microbial communities present in a variety of larval development sites. Several earlier studies have highlighted that the larval habitat influences the composition of the larval bacterial microbiota. However, little information is available on their fungal microbiota, i.e. the mycobiota. In this study, we provide the first simultaneous characterization of the bacterial and fungal microbiota in field-collected Aedes aegypti larvae and their respective aquatic habitats. W… Show more

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“…The fungal community associated with larval breeding water and mosquito guts and carcasses was dominated by the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota, consistent with data reported in Ae. albopictus mosquito larvae collected in Manhattan, KS (Tawidian et al, 2021) and Aedes mosquito adults and larvae collected from the field (Muturi et al, 2016;Luis et al, 2019;Zouache et al, 2022). The observed phylum dominance was not surprising given the high prevalence of fungi in the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota in habitats where mosquito larvae reside (Shelomi, 2019;Tawidian et al, 2021;Udujih Obinna Godwin et al, 2021;Zouache et al, 2022).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…The fungal community associated with larval breeding water and mosquito guts and carcasses was dominated by the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota, consistent with data reported in Ae. albopictus mosquito larvae collected in Manhattan, KS (Tawidian et al, 2021) and Aedes mosquito adults and larvae collected from the field (Muturi et al, 2016;Luis et al, 2019;Zouache et al, 2022). The observed phylum dominance was not surprising given the high prevalence of fungi in the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota in habitats where mosquito larvae reside (Shelomi, 2019;Tawidian et al, 2021;Udujih Obinna Godwin et al, 2021;Zouache et al, 2022).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…albopictus mosquito larvae collected in Manhattan, KS (Tawidian et al, 2021) and Aedes mosquito adults and larvae collected from the field (Muturi et al, 2016;Luis et al, 2019;Zouache et al, 2022). The observed phylum dominance was not surprising given the high prevalence of fungi in the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota in habitats where mosquito larvae reside (Shelomi, 2019;Tawidian et al, 2021;Udujih Obinna Godwin et al, 2021;Zouache et al, 2022). In addition, it can also be attributed to the amplification bias of the ITS2 primers (fITS7 and ITS4) toward fungi belonging to these phyla with low affinity for early-diverging fungal lineages, e.g., including taxa in the Chytridiomycota (Bellemain et al, 2010;Blaalid et al, 2013;Bokulich and Mills, 2013).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…13.499917 doi: bioRxiv preprint then demonstrated the utility of this approach to study the factors shaping microbiome acquisition and assembly in mosquitoes and the mechanisms by which specific microbial taxa and assemblages contribute to different mosquito traits under controlled conditions (55). However, while these results highlight the value of expanding tools to manipulate the microbiota in mosquitoes, important questions remain regarding (i) the utility of microbiome transplantation approaches to establish reproducible communities in mosquito larval rearing environments, which harbor microbial communities that are much more complex than those in adult mosquitoes (5,8,52,(56)(57)(58)(59)(60)(61)(62), and (ii) how microbiota transplantation efficacy may be shaped by long-term preservation of donor microbial communities (e.g., via cryogenic freezing), which is absolutely necessary to facilitate long-term studies and intra-and interlaboratory comparisons but may introduce additional variability via impacts on bacterial viability and recovery (63)(64)(65)(66)(67)(68).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%