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Wolbachia transfer from Drosophila melanogaster into D. simulans: Host effect and cytoplasmic incompatibility relationships.
Wolbachia are maternally transmitted endocellular bacteria causing a reproductive incompatibility called cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) in several arthropod species, including Drosophila. CIExpand
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In vitro alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity was measured in adults of species belonging to Drosophila and to the related genus Zaprionus. Data were analyzed according to the known breeding sitesExpand
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Evolutionary consequences of Wolbachia infections.
The past decade has revealed the bacterium Wolbachia as the most widespread symbiont of arthropods and nematodes. Behind this evolutionary success is an remarkable variety of effects on host biology,Expand
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Sex‐ratio distortion in Drosophila simulans: co‐occurence of a meiotic drive and a suppressor of drive
A sex‐ratio distortion factor was found at high frequency in D. simulans strains from Seychelles and New Caledonia. This factor is poorly or not expressed within those strains which are resistant toExpand
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On the mechanism of Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility: confronting the models with the facts.
The endocellular bacterium Wolbachia manipulates the reproduction of its arthropod hosts for its own benefit by various means, the most widespread being cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). To date, theExpand
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Multiple Rescue Factors Within a Wolbachia Strain
Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is expressed when infected males are crossed with either uninfected females or females infected with Wolbachia of different CI specificity. InExpand
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On the mod resc model and the evolution of Wolbachia compatibility types.
Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is induced by the endocellular bacterium Wolbachia. It results in an embryonic mortality occurring when infected males mate with uninfected females. The mechanismExpand
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Natural Wolbachia Infections in the Drosophila yakuba Species Complex Do Not Induce Cytoplasmic Incompatibility but Fully Rescue the wRi Modification
In this study, we report data about the presence of Wolbachia in Drosophila yakuba, D. teissieri, and D. santomea. Wolbachia strains were characterized using their wsp gene sequence and cytoplasmicExpand
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Variability within the Seychelles cytoplasmic incompatibility system in Drosophila simulans.
In Drosophila simulans, we described a cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) system (Seychelles) restricted to insular populations that harbor the mitochondrial type SiI. Since then, these populationsExpand
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The endocytoplasmic bacterium Wolbachia causes the death of arthropod embryos, when present in reproductive organs, by cytoplasmic incompatibility. Wolbachia is harboured in both sexes butExpand
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