Recent projects

  • Absence of the symbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii in the mitochondria of the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus
  • Parasitism and mutualism in Wolbachia: What the phylogenomic trees can and can not say
  • Genome size estimation of the cockroach endosymbiont Blattabacterium cuenoti (Bacteriodetes, Flavobacteria)
  • Midichloria endosymbionts bloom after blood meal of the host, the hard tick Ixodes ricinus
  • Midichloria mitochondrii is widespread in hard ticks (Ixodidae) and resides in the mitochondria of phylogenetically diverse species