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dc.contributor.authorPattamaporn Kittayapongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKathy J. Baisleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRosie G. Sharpeen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisut Baimaien_US
dc.contributor.authorScott L. O'Neillen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.66, No.1 (2002), 103-107en_US
dc.description.abstractWe examined the transmission efficiency of 2 strains of Wolbachia bacteria that cause cytoplasmic incompatibility in field populations of Aedes albopictus by polymerase chain reaction assay. We found mainland and island populations throughout Thailand to be superinfected with group A and B bacteria. Of 320 Wolbachia-positive adult mosquitoes, 97.5% were infected with both groups. Single infected individuals of each Wolbachia group were encountered in nearly equal numbers. We screened 550 offspring from 80 field-collected mothers and found the transmission efficiency of group A Wolbachia to be 96.7% and that of group B Wolbachia to be 99.6%. Mothers that did not transmit both Wolbachia infections to all of their offspring were significantly larger in size than those with perfect transmission fidelity. We discuss our findings in relation to the prospects of the use of Wolbachia as a gene-driving mechanism.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleMaternal transmission efficiency of Wolbachia superinfections in Aedes albopictus populations in Thailanden_US
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