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Title: Molecular evidence of Wolbachia infection in natural populations of tropical odonates
Authors: Apisit Thipaksorn
Wanwisa Jamnongluk
Pattamaporn Kittayapong
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2003
Citation: Current Microbiology. Vol.47, No.4 (2003), 314-318
Abstract: Wolbachia are endosymbiotic bacteria that cause reproductive alterations in numerous arthropod species. Using a PCR-based method, we found that, out of 33 odonate species, four species were infected with Wolbachia. This finding represents the first record of Wolbachia infection in tropical odonates. Identical wsp gene sequences were found in the Wolbachia-infected common odonate species, Agriocnemis f. femina, collected from different locations in Thailand. The infection frequencies in several natural populations suggest that replacement of uninfected populations by Wolbachia-infected ones has recently occurred in this damselfly species.
ISSN: 03438651
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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