publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

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

Suh, Eunho; Mercer, David R.; Fu, Yuqing; Dobson, Stephen L.;
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  • Published: 09 Oct 2009 Journal: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, volume 75, pages 7,783-7,788 (issn: 0099-2240, eissn: 1098-5336, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>Maternally inherited <jats:italic>Wolbachia</jats:italic> 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 new <jats:italic>Wolbachia</jats:italic> associations toward commensal or mutualistic symbioses. Here, <jats:italic>w</jats:italic>MelPop <jats:italic>Wolbachia</jats:italic> is transferred from <jats:italic>Drosophila melanogaster</jats:italic> into the mosquito <jats:italic>Aedes albopictus</jats:italic>. Characterization of the...
free text keywords: Biotechnology, Food Science, Ecology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Longevity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Drosophila melanogaster, biology.organism_classification, biology, Microbiology, Cytoplasmic incompatibility, Obligate, Aedes albopictus, Genetics, Aedes, Wolbachia, Vector (epidemiology), Invertebrate Microbiology
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