Parthenogenesis-inducing microorganisms in Aphytis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae).

  title={Parthenogenesis-inducing microorganisms in Aphytis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae).},
  author={Einat Zchori-Fein and Ouriel Faktor and Mohammad A. Zeidan and Y. Gottlieb and Henryk H. Czosnek and David Ros{\'e}n},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  volume={4 3},
Production of males in uniparental lines of two species in the parasitic wasp genus Aphytis was induced by rifampicin, and male sexual functioning was determined. Wolbachia-specific 16S rDNA primers were used in a PCR in order to: (1) assess correlation between thelytokous reproduction and the presence of Wolbachia; (2) detect the loss of Wolbachia DNA in uniparental A. lingnanensis following antibiotic treatments, with or without the presence of a host; and (3) clone and sequence part of the… CONTINUE READING