Incidence of a new sex–ratio–distorting endosymbiotic bacterium among arthropods

  title={Incidence of a new sex–ratio–distorting endosymbiotic bacterium among arthropods},
  author={Andrew R. Weeks and Robert K. Velten and Richard Stouthamer},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={1857 - 1865}
Many intracellular micro–organisms are now known to cause reproductive abnormalities and other phenomena in their hosts. The endosymbiont Wolbachia is the best known of these reproductive manipulators owing to its extremely high incidence among arthropods and the diverse host effects it has been implicated as causing. However, recent evidence suggests that another intracellular bacterium, a Cytophaga–like organism (CLO), may also induce several reproductive effects in its hosts. Here, we… 

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