Absence of the Filarial Endosymbiont Wolbachia in Seal Heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda) but Evidence of Ancient Lateral Gene Transfer.

@article{Keroack2016AbsenceOT,
  title={Absence of the Filarial Endosymbiont Wolbachia in Seal Heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda) but Evidence of Ancient Lateral Gene Transfer.},
  author={Caroline D. Keroack and Jenna I Wurster and Caroline G Decker and Kalani M. Williams and Barton E. Slatko and Jeremy M. Foster and Steven E. Williams},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={312-8}
}
The symbiotic relationship of Wolbachia spp. was first observed in insects and subsequently in many parasitic filarial nematodes. This bacterium is believed to provide metabolic and developmental assistance to filarial parasitic nematodes, although the exact nature of this relationship remains to be fully elucidated. While Wolbachia is present in most… CONTINUE READING