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16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis of the bacterial endosymbionts associated with cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects.
Bacterial endosymbionts of insects have long been implicated in the phenomenon of cytoplasmic incompatibility, in which certain crosses between symbiont-infected individuals lead to embryonic deathExpand
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The role of Wolbachia bacteria in reproductive incompatibilities and hybrid zones of Diabrotica beetles and Gryllus crickets.
A rickettsial bacterium in the genus Wolbachia is the cause of a unidirectional reproductive incompatibility observed between two major beetle pests of maize, the western corn rootworm, DiabroticaExpand
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Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia and D. mauritiana.
Various stocks of Drosophila mauritiana and D. sechellia were found to be infected with Wolbachia, a Rickettsia-like bacterium that is known to cause cytoplasmic incompatibility and otherExpand
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Diverse point mutations in the human glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase gene cause enzyme deficiency and mild or severe hemolytic anemia.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD; EC 1.1.1.49) deficiency is a common genetic abnormality affecting an estimated 400 million people worldwide. Clinical and biochemical analyses have identifiedExpand
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Colletotrichum acutatum var. fioriniae (teleomorph: Glomerella acutata var. fioriniae var. nov.) infection of a scale insect
An epizootic has been reported in Fiorinia externa populations in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Infected insects have profuse sclerotial masses enclosing their bodies. The mostExpand
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Effects of Wolbachia on sperm maturation and architecture in Drosophila simulans Riverside
Wolbachia is an intracellular obligate symbiont, that is relatively common in insects and also found in some nematodes. Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is the most commonly expressed form, ofExpand
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Mitotic Defects Associated with Cytoplasmic Incompatibility inDrosophila simulans
Abstract We have examined the development of embryos obtained from cytoplasmatically-incompatible crosses between different strains ofDrosophila simulansto determine the effect ofWolbachiaduringExpand
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Centrosome inheritance in the parthenogenetic egg of the collembolan Folsomia candida
Unfertilized eggs commonly lack centrioles, which are usually provided by the male gamete at fertilization, and are unable to assemble functional reproducing centrosomes. However, some insect speciesExpand
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Operational criteria for cryptic species delimitation when evidence is limited, as exemplified by North American Entomobrya (Collembola: Entomobryidae)
Evaluating species boundaries remains a significant challenge in rare, difficult to collect, and/or understudied groups because of a lack of available data. Uninformative morphology, unknownExpand
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Point-to-point demand modelling: an application to Canada-Canada and Canada-United States long-distance calling
Abstract New econometric models of demand for Telecom Canada long distance calls are described. A point-to-point modelling approach is employed and new route specific elasticities are derived.Expand
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