Influence of Wolbachia on host gene expression in an obligatory symbiosis

  title={Influence of Wolbachia on host gene expression in an obligatory symbiosis},
  author={Natacha Kremer and D. Charif and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Henri and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rick Gavory and Patrick Wincker and Patrick Mavingui and Fabrice Vavre},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria known to be facultative reproductive parasites of numerous arthropod hosts. Apart from these reproductive manipulations, recent findings indicate that Wolbachia may also modify the host’s physiology, notably its immune function. In the parasitoid wasp, Asobara tabida, Wolbachia is necessary for oogenesis completion, and aposymbiotic females are unable to produce viable offspring. The absence of egg production is also associated with an increase in programmed… CONTINUE READING
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