Insights into Wolbachia biology provided through genomic analysis

R. Yamada, J. C. Brownlie, Elizabeth Mcgraw, S. L. O'Neill

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Wolbachia are maternally inherited intracellular bacteria that infect a range of invertebrates, including insects, mites, spiders and nematodes. They influence the biology of their host through a range of different mechanisms, from nutritional mutualism to various forms of reproductive parasitism. The recent partial and complete sequencing of a number of Wolbachia genomes is providing a wealth of comparative data that can be used to better understand the biology of these organisms, from providing putative genes and mechanisms involved in host interaction through to new polymorphic markers with which to better understand Wolbachia ecology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWolbachia
Subtitle of host publicationA Bug's Life in another Bug
EditorsAchim Hoerauf, Ramakrishna U. Rao
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

Publication series

NameIssues in Infectious Diseases
ISSN (Print)1660-1890
ISSN (Electronic)1662-3819


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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Yamada, R., Brownlie, J. C., Mcgraw, E., & O'Neill, S. L. (2007). Insights into Wolbachia biology provided through genomic analysis. In A. Hoerauf, & R. U. Rao (Eds.), Wolbachia: A Bug's Life in another Bug (pp. 77-89). (Issues in Infectious Diseases; Vol. 5).