Evolution of Wolbachia pipientis transmission dynamics in insects

Elizabeth A. McGraw, Scott L. 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. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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