Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWanwisa Jamnongluken_US
dc.contributor.authorPattamaporn Kittayapongen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisut Baimaien_US
dc.contributor.authorScott L. O'Neillen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherYale University School of Medicineen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Queenslanden_US
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Microbiology. Vol.45, No.4 (2002), 255-260en_US
dc.description.abstractEndosymbiotic bacteria of the genus Wolbachia are widespread among arthropods and can induce cytoplasmic incompatibility, thelytokous parthenogenesis, male-killing or feminization in their hosts. Here, we report phylogenetic relationships of Wolbachia in tephritid fruit flies based on wsp gene sequences. We also report, for the first time, five distinct strains of Wolbachia in Bactrocera ascita sp. B. Four of the five Wolbachia strains found in this species were in the same groups as those found in other tephritid fruit flies, suggesting possible horizontal transmission of Wolbachia from other fruit flies into B. ascita sp. B. The unreliability of wsp-specific group primers demonstrated in this study suggests that these primers might be useful only for preliminary identification of Wolbachia. Final determination of group affiliation needs to be verified with wsp sequence data.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleWolbachia infections of tephritid fruit flies: Molecular evidence for five distinct strains in a single host speciesen_US
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.