The host range of the male-killing symbiont Arsenophonus nasoniae in filth fly parasitioids.

@article{Taylor2011TheHR,
  title={The host range of the male-killing symbiont Arsenophonus nasoniae in filth fly parasitioids.},
  author={Graeme P Taylor and Paul C. Coghlin and K.D. Floate and Steve J Perlman},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={
          371-9
        }
}
The Son-killer bacterium, Arsenophonus nasoniae, infects Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a parasitic wasp that attacks filth flies. This gammaproteobacterium kills a substantial amount of male embryos produced by an infected female. Aside from male death, the bacterium does not measurably affect the host, and how it is maintained in the host population is unknown. Interestingly, this bacterial symbiont can be transmitted both vertically (from mother to offspring) and… Expand
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