A New Model and Method for Understanding Wolbachia-Induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility

@inproceedings{Bossan2011ANM,
  title={A New Model and Method for Understanding Wolbachia-Induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility},
  author={Benjamin Bossan and Arnulf Koehncke and Peter Hammerstein},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria transmitted almost exclusively vertically through eggs. In response to this mode of transmission, Wolbachia strategically manipulate their insect hosts' reproduction. In the most common manipulation type, cytoplasmic incompatibility, infected males can only mate with infected females, but infected females can mate with all males. The mechanism of cytoplasmic incompatibility is unknown; theoretical and empirical findings need to converge to broaden our… CONTINUE READING