Heritable endosymbionts of Drosophila.

@article{Mateos2006HeritableEO,
  title={Heritable endosymbionts of Drosophila.},
  author={Mariana Mateos and Sergio J Castrezana and Becky J Nankivell and Anne M Estes and Therese Ann Markow and Nancy A Moran},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={363-76}
}
Although heritable microorganisms are increasingly recognized as widespread in insects, no systematic screens for such symbionts have been conducted in Drosophila species (the primary insect genetic models for studies of evolution, development, and innate immunity). Previous efforts screened relatively few Drosophila lineages, mainly for Wolbachia. We conducted an extensive survey of potentially heritable endosymbionts from any bacterial lineage via PCR screens of mature ovaries in 181 recently… CONTINUE READING
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