Sex-specific death in the Asian corn borer moth (Ostrinia furnacalis) infected with Wolbachia occurs across larval development.

@article{Sakamoto2007SexspecificDI,
  title={Sex-specific death in the Asian corn borer moth (Ostrinia furnacalis) infected with Wolbachia occurs across larval development.},
  author={Hironori Sakamoto and Daisuke Kageyama and Sugihiko Hoshizaki and Yukio Ishikawa},
  journal={Genome},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={645-52}
}
Maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria of the genus Wolbachia induce various kinds of reproductive alterations in their arthropod hosts. In a Wolbachia-infected strain of the adzuki bean borer moth, Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), males selectively die during larval development, while females selectively die when Wolbachia are eliminated by antibiotic treatment. We found that naturally occurring Wolbachia in the congener O. furnacalis caused sex-specific lethality similar to… CONTINUE READING

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