Loss of Wolbachia infection during colonisation in the invasive Argentine ant Linepithema humile

@article{Reuter2005LossOW,
  title={Loss of Wolbachia infection during colonisation in the invasive Argentine ant Linepithema humile},
  author={Max Reuter and Jes S\oe Pedersen and Laurent Keller},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2005},
  volume={94},
  pages={364-369}
}
Wolbachia are maternally inherited bacteria, which are very common in arthropods and nematodes. Wolbachia infection may affect host reproduction through feminisation, parthenogenesis, male-killing, cytoplasmic incompatibility and increased fecundity. Previous studies showing discrepancies between the phylogenies of Wolbachia and its arthropod hosts indicate that infection is frequently lost, but the causes of symbiont extinction have so far remained elusive. Here, we report data showing that… CONTINUE READING
28 Citations
23 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 references

Cloning and sequencing of wsp encoding gene fragments reveals a diversity of co-infecting Wolbachia strains in Acrmyrmex leafcutter ants

  • S van Borm, T Wenseleers, J Billen, JJ Boomsma
  • Mol Phylogenet Evol
  • 2003
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Characteristics of tramp species

  • L Passera
  • In: Williams DF (ed) Exotic Ants, Biology, Impact…
  • 1994
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…