Identification of Wolbachia--host interacting factors through cytological analysis.

@article{Tram2003IdentificationOW,
  title={Identification of Wolbachia--host interacting factors through cytological analysis.},
  author={Uyen Tram and Patrick M Ferree and William Sullivan},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={999-1011}
}
Manipulation of host reproduction and efficient maternal transmission have facilitated the global spread of Wolbachia through millions of insect species. Cytological studies of the most common Wolbachia-induced phenotype, cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI), demonstrate that Wolbachia induce CI by altering host cell cycle timing. Cytological analyses also suggest that microtubules and motor proteins may play a role in the maternal and somatic transmission of Wolbachia.