Pathogenicity of Life-Shortening Wolbachia in Aedes albopictus after Transfer from Drosophila melanogaster▿

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Suh, Eunho; Mercer, David R.; Fu, Yuqing; Dobson, Stephen L.;
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1128/AEM.01331-09, pmc: PMC2794116
  • Subject: Invertebrate Microbiology
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | reproductive and urinary physiology | bacteria | fungi | parasitic diseases

Maternally inherited Wolbachia bacteria have evolved mechanisms to manipulate the reproduction of their invertebrate hosts, promoting infection spread. A high fitness cost to the host is maladaptive for obligate endosymbionts, and prior studies show rapid selection of n... View more
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