Wolbachia replication and host cell division in Aedes albopictus

Toon Ruang-Areerate, Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Elizabeth Mcgraw, Vitsut Baimai, Scott L. O'Neill

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Abstract

Wolbachia pipientis is an obligate intracellular endosymbiont of a range of arthropod species. The microbe is best known for its manipulations of host reproduction that include inducing cytoplasmic incompatibility, parthenogenesis, feminization, and male-killing. Like other vertically transmitted intracellular symbionts, Wolbachia's replication rate must not outpace that of its host cells if it is to remain benign. The mosquito Aedes albopictus is naturally infected both singly and doubly with different strains of Wolbachia pipientis. During diapause in mosquito eggs, no host cell division is believed to occur. Further development is triggered only by subsequent exposure of the egg to water. This study uses diapause in Wolbachia-infected Aedes albopictus eggs to determine whether symbiont replication slows or stops when host cell division ceases or whether it continues at a low but constant rate. We have shown that Wolbachia densities in eggs are greatest during embryonation and then decline throughout diapause, suggesting that Wolbachia replication is dependent on host cell replication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Wolbachia
Aedes
Cell Division
Eggs
Culicidae
Parthenogenesis
Feminization
Arthropods
Reproduction
Ovum
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Ruang-Areerate, T., Kittayapong, P., Mcgraw, E., Baimai, V., & O'Neill, S. L. (2004). Wolbachia replication and host cell division in Aedes albopictus. Current Microbiology, 49(1), 10-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-003-4245-8
Ruang-Areerate, Toon ; Kittayapong, Pattamaporn ; Mcgraw, Elizabeth ; Baimai, Vitsut ; O'Neill, Scott L. / Wolbachia replication and host cell division in Aedes albopictus. In: Current Microbiology. 2004 ; Vol. 49, No. 1. pp. 10-12.
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Wolbachia replication and host cell division in Aedes albopictus. / Ruang-Areerate, Toon; Kittayapong, Pattamaporn; Mcgraw, Elizabeth; Baimai, Vitsut; O'Neill, Scott L.

In: Current Microbiology, Vol. 49, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 10-12.

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