Host Adaptation of a Wolbachia Strain after Long-Term Serial Passage in Mosquito Cell Lines▿

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McMeniman, Conor J.; Lane, Amanda M.; Fong, Amy W. C.; Voronin, Denis A.; Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Iñaki; Yamada, Ryuichi; McGraw, Elizabeth A.; O'Neill, Scott L.;

The horizontal transfer of the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis between invertebrate hosts hinges on the ability of Wolbachia to adapt to new intracellular environments. The experimental transfer of Wolbachia between distantly related host species often results in the loss... View more
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