Finding of male-killing Spiroplasma infecting Drosophila melanogaster in Africa implies transatlantic migration of this endosymbiont

@article{Pool2006FindingOM,
  title={Finding of male-killing Spiroplasma infecting Drosophila melanogaster in Africa implies transatlantic migration of this endosymbiont},
  author={John E. Pool and Alfred Kwok Kit Wong and Charles F. Aquadro},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2006},
  volume={97},
  pages={27-32}
}
We report the identification of male-killing Spiroplasma in a wild-caught female Drosophila melanogaster from Uganda, the first such infection to be found in this species outside of South America. Among 38 female flies collected from Namulonge, Uganda in April, 2005, one produced a total of 41 female offspring but no males. PCR testing of subsequent… CONTINUE READING