Arndt Telschow

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We report here genome sequences and comparative analyses of three closely related parasitoid wasps: Nasonia vitripennis, N. giraulti, and N. longicornis. Parasitoids are important regulators of arthropod populations, including major agricultural pests and disease vectors, and Nasonia is an emerging genetic model, particularly for evolutionary and(More)
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria found in many species of arthropods and nematodes. They manipulate the reproduction of their arthropod hosts in various ways, may play a role in host speciation and have potential applications in biological pest control. Estimates suggest that at least 20% of all insect species are infected with Wolbachia. These(More)
Wolbachia is a widespread group of intracellular bacteria commonly found in arthropods. In many insect species, Wolbachia induce a cytoplasmic mating incompatibility (CI). If different Wolbachia infections occur in the same host species, bidirectional CI is often induced. Bidirectional CI acts as a postzygotic isolation mechanism if parapatric host(More)
Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) induced by intracellular bacteria is a possible mechanism for speciation. Growing empirical evidence suggests that bacteria of the group Wolbachia may indeed act as isolating factors in recent insect speciation. Wolbachia are cytoplasmically transmitted and can cause uni- or bidirectional CI. We present a mainland-island(More)
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria that cause various reproduction alterations in their hosts, including cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI), an incompatibility between sperm and egg that typically results in embryonic death. We investigate theoretically the effects of Wolbachia-induced bidirectional CI on levels of divergence between two populations, where(More)
Wolbachia are widespread intracellular symbionts of arthropods which are known to cause several reproductive manipulations in their hosts, the commonest of which being cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI), male killing (MK), and the induction of parthenogenesis (PI). Strains of endosymbionts inducing one of these effects can be referred to as 'Wolbachia-types'.(More)
Bacteria of the genus Wolbachia are among the most common endosymbionts in the world. In many insect species these bacteria induce a sperm-egg incompatibility between the gametes of infected males and uninfected females, commonly called unidirectional cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). It is generally believed that unidirectional CI cannot promote speciation(More)
Wolbachia are intracellular, maternally inherited bacteria that are widespread among arthropods and commonly induce a reproductive incompatibility between infected male and uninfected female hosts known as unidirectional cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). If infected and uninfected populations occur parapatrically, CI acts as a post-zygotic isolation(More)
Wolbachiaare intracellular bacteria which are very widely distributed among arthropods. In many insect species Wolbachiaare known to induce cytoplasmic mating incompatibility (CI). It has been suggested that Wolbachiacould promote speciation in their hosts if parapatric host populations are infected with two different Wolbachiastrains causing bidirectional(More)
Many arthropod species are infected by maternally inherited bacteria that induce cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI causes embryonic mortality in offspring when infected males mate with either uninfected females or with females that are infected with a different strain of bacteria. Here, we review theoretical and empirical studies concerning the infection(More)