Wolbachia Blocks Currently Circulating Zika Virus Isolates in Brazilian Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes

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Dutra, Heverton Leandro Carneiro ; Rocha, Marcele Neves ; Dias, Fernando Braga Stehling ; Mansur, Simone Brutman ; Caragata, Eric Pearce ; Moreira, Luciano Andrade (2016)
  • Publisher: Cell Press
  • Journal: Cell Host & Microbe, volume 19, issue 6, pages 771-774 (issn: 1931-3128, eissn: 1934-6069)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.04.021, pmc: PMC4906366
  • Subject: Molecular Biology | Immunology and Microbiology(all) | Brief Report | Cancer Research
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | viruses | bacteria | fungi | parasitic diseases

Summary The recent association of Zika virus with cases of microcephaly has sparked a global health crisis and highlighted the need for mechanisms to combat the Zika vector, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Wolbachia pipientis, a bacterial endosymbiont of insect, has recently ... View more
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