Wolbachia Influences the Maternal Transmission of the gypsy Endogenous Retrovirus in Drosophila melanogaster

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Touret, Franck; Guiguen, François; Terzian, Christophe;
  • Publisher: American Society of Microbiology
  • Journal: mBio,volume 5,issue 5 (eissn: 2150-7511)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4173782, doi: 10.1128/mBio.01529-14
  • Subject: protéine de liaison | Research Article | drosophila melanogaster | Microbiologie et Parasitologie | adn | facteur de transcription | Microbiology and Parasitology
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | reproductive and urinary physiology | bacteria | parasitic diseases

The endosymbiotic bacteria of the genus Wolbachia are present in most insects and are maternally transmitted through the germline. Moreover, these intracellular bacteria exert antiviral activity against insect RNA viruses, as in Drosophila melanogaster, which could expl... View more
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