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Research Article

Aphid Thermal Tolerance Is Governed by a Point Mutation in Bacterial Symbionts

  • Helen E Dunbar,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Alex C. C Wilson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

    ยค Current address: Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America

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  • Nicole R Ferguson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Nancy A Moran mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nmoran@email.arizona.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: April 10, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050096

About the Authors

Helen E Dunbar, Alex C. C Wilson, Nicole R Ferguson, Nancy A Moran
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nmoran@email.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HED, ACCW, and NAM conceived and designed the experiments. HED, ACCW, NRF, and NAM performed the experiments. HED, ACCW, and NAM analyzed the data. ACCW and NAM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, and wrote the paper.