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dc.contributor.authorPattamaporn Kittayapongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKathy J. Baisleyen_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.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Entomology. Vol.37, No.3 (2000), 340-345en_US
dc.description.abstractWolbachia are a group of intracellular inherited bacteria that infect a wide range of arthropods. They are associated with a variety of reproductive alterations in their hosts, the best known being cytoplasmic incompatability. The Wolbachia pipientis assemblage has been divided into two major groups (A and B) and 12 subgroups. We report herein the first systematic survey of Wolbachia in mosquitoes, and the first survey classifying Wolbachia infections by subgroup. Wolbachia were detected in 28.1% of 89 wild-caught mosquito species, based on a polymerase chain reaction assay using ftsZ and wsp gene primers. Infections were found in all major disease vector genera except Anopheles. Nine of the 12 Wolbachia subgroups were represented. Group B Wolbachia strains showed more phylogenetic concordance with their host taxa than group A strains. Of the 25 positive mosquito species, five were superinfected with group A bacteria strains (AA), eight were superinfected with A and B strains (AB), and one was superinfected with group B strains (BB). The widespread distribution of Wolbachia among mosquito species further supports their potential importance in the genetic control of disease vectors.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectImmunology and Microbiologyen_US
dc.titleDistribution and diversity of Wolbachia infections in southeast Asian mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)en_US
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