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. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases