Comparative genomics provides a timeframe for Wolbachia evolution and exposes a recent biotin synthesis operon transfer

Abstract

The genus Wolbachia (Alphaproteobacteria) comprises the most abundant inherited intracellular bacteria1. Despite their relevance as manipulators of human pathogen transmission2 and arthropod reproduction3, many aspects of their evolutionary history are not well understood4. In arthropods, Wolbachia infections are typically transient on evolutionary… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.241

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