The genetics and cell biology of Wolbachia-host interactions.

  title={The genetics and cell biology of Wolbachia-host interactions.},
  author={Laura R Serbus and Catharina Casper-Lindley and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Landmann and William Sullivan},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Wolbachia are gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in nature, carried by the majority of insect species as well as some mites, crustaceans, and filarial nematodes. Wolbachia can range from parasitic to symbiotic, depending upon the interaction with the host species. The success of Wolbachia is attributed to efficient maternal transmission and manipulations of host reproduction that favor infected females, such as sperm-egg cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). Much remains unknown about the… CONTINUE READING