Evolution of Wolbachia pipientis transmission dynamics in insects

Elizabeth McGraw, Scott Leslie O'Neill

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Abstract

Wolbachia pipientis is an intracellular bacterial parasite of arthropods that enhances its transmission by manipulating host reproduction, most commonly by inducing cytoplasmic incompatibility. The discovery of isolates with modified cytoplasmic incompatibility phenotypes and others with novel virulence properties is an indication of the potential breadth of evolutionary strategies employed by Wolbachia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297 - 302
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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