Insight into the routes of Wolbachia invasion: high levels of horizontal transfer in the spider genus Agelenopsis revealed by Wolbachia strain and mitochondrial DNA diversity.

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The pandemic distribution of Wolbachia (alpha-proteobacteria) across arthropods is largely due to the ability of these maternally inherited endosymbionts to successfully shift hosts across species boundaries. Yet it remains unclear whether Wolbachia has preferential routes of transfer among species. Here, we examined populations of eight species of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03608.x

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@article{Baldo2008InsightIT, title={Insight into the routes of Wolbachia invasion: high levels of horizontal transfer in the spider genus Agelenopsis revealed by Wolbachia strain and mitochondrial DNA diversity.}, author={Laura Baldo and Nadia A. Ayoub and Cheryl Y. Hayashi and Jacob A Russell and Julie K. Stahlhut and John H. Werren}, journal={Molecular ecology}, year={2008}, volume={17 2}, pages={557-69} }