Sterility was observed in healthy tsetse flies fed with tetracycline (2500 [micro]g/ml) due to damage to the mycetome
bacterial endosymbionts (31).
felis forms mycetomes
in book lice, a growth feature typical of bacterial endosymbionts (10).
Despite this apparently rich diet that may not require dietary augmentation, mycetomes
are present and contain endosymbionts (Rickettsia) in two parthenogenetic booklice.
In the case of Tagosodes orizicolus, YLS inhabit the intracellular spaces in the fat bodies of the insect's abdomen, in diffuse patterns associated with syncitia, but without forming mycetomes
(Espinoza et al.
As with some saprophagous beetles, many cerambycid larvae contain bodies in the intestinal wall or in the fat body, called mycetomes
, which house saprophytic fungi that fix atmospheric nitrogen and turn it into proteins.