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A unique midgut-associated bacterial community hosted by the cave beetle Cansiliella servadeii (Coleoptera: Leptodirini) reveals parallel phylogenetic divergences from universal gut-specific ancestors

Maurizio G Paoletti1, Luca Mazzon2, Isabel Martinez-Sañudo2, Mauro Simonato2, Mattia Beggio1, Angelo Leandro Dreon1, Alberto Pamio1, Mauro Brilli3, Luca Dorigo4, Annette Summers Engel5, Alessandra Tondello1, Barbara Baldan1, Giuseppe Concheri2 and Andrea Squartini2*

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1 Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, via U. Bassi 58/B, Padova, 35131, Italy

2 Dipartimento di Agronomia Animali Alimenti Risorse Naturali e Ambiente, Università di Padova - Agripolis, Viale dell’Università, Padova, Legnaro, 16 - 35020, , Italy

3 Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Rome, 00185, Italy

4 Natural History Museum, Via Marangoni 39, Udine, 33100, Italy

5 Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996,, USA

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BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:129  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-129

Published: 10 June 2013

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Cluster analysis dendrogram obtained with the first 46 screened clones, Gram-negative portion.

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Cluster analysis dendrogram obtained with the first 46 screened clones, Gram-positive portion.

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Rarefaction curve for OTUs defined at 81% similarity.

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