Wolbachia: Invasion Biology in South Pacific Butterflies

Elizabeth Mcgraw, Scott L L. O'Neill

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Abstract

Wolbachia ensdosymbionts are well known for their ability to manipulate the population biology and development of their hosts. One of the less studied outcomes of Wolbachia infection with this symbiont is the selective killing of male embryos. Recent work on butterflies living on different South Pacific islands is beginning to help us understand the complexity of the co-evolutionary interactions between these partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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