Distribution and prevalence of Wolbachia in Japanese populations of Lepidoptera.

@article{Tagami2004DistributionAP,
  title={Distribution and prevalence of Wolbachia in Japanese populations of Lepidoptera.},
  author={Yohsuke Tagami and Kazuki Miura},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          359-64
        }
}
Wolbachia are cytoplasmically inherited bacteria that are reported to infect at least 18-30% of all insect species. Our survey of Lepidoptera indicated that 44.9% of forty-nine species and 77.8% of nine families tested positive for Wolbachia using PCR with wsp primers. Nineteen species had not been described previously as infected. In particular, although Pieris rapae, which is a common species in Japan, is infected by Wolbachia, the prevalence was very low (3.4%) and there were some localities… CONTINUE READING
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