Culture and phenotypic characterization of a Wolbachia pipientis isolate.

The recent isolation of Wolbachia pipientis in the continuous cell line Aa23, established from eggs of a strain of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, allowed us to perform extensive characterization of the isolate. Bacterial growth could be obtained in C6/36, another A. albopictus cell line, at 28 degrees C and in a human embryonic lung fibroblast… CONTINUE READING