Sex-Specific Linkages Between Taxonomic and Functional Profiles of Tick Gut Microbiomes

TitleSex-Specific Linkages Between Taxonomic and Functional Profiles of Tick Gut Microbiomes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsObregon D, Bard E, Abrial D, Estrada-Pena A, Cabezas-Cruz A
JournalFront Cell Infect Microbiol.
Volume9
Start Page298
Pagination298
Date Published08/2019
Abstract

Ticks transmit the most diverse array of disease agents and harbor one of the most diverse microbial communities. Major progress has been made in the characterization of the taxonomic profiles of tick microbiota. However, the functional profiles of tick microbiome have been comparatively less studied. In this proof of concept we used state-of-the-art functional metagenomics analytical tools to explore previously reported datasets of bacteria found in male and female Ixodes ovatus, Ixodes persulcatus, and Amblyomma variegatum. Results showed that both taxonomic and functional profiles have differences between sexes of the same species.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6702836/