Distribution of Wolbachia among the guild associated with the parthenogenetic gall wasp Diplolepis rosae

@article{Schilthuizen1998DistributionOW,
  title={Distribution of Wolbachia among the guild associated with the parthenogenetic gall wasp Diplolepis rosae},
  author={Menno Schilthuizen and Richard Stouthamer},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1998},
  volume={81},
  pages={270-274}
}
Symbionts of the genus Wolbachia, which cause reproductive alterations in insects, are suspected to pass regularly from one host lineage to another. One possible route for such ‘horizontal transmission’ is via parasitization. Here, we study this hypothesis in a complex guild of specialized parasitoids and inquilines, associated with the parthenogenetic, Wolbachia-infected gall wasp Diplolepis rosae. Diplolepis rosae galls (‘bedeguar galls’) were collected at three localities in The Netherlands… 

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