The mosaic genome structure of the Wolbachia wRi strain infecting Drosophila simulans.

  title={The mosaic genome structure of the Wolbachia wRi strain infecting Drosophila simulans.},
  author={Lisa Klasson and Joakim Westberg and Panagiotis Sapountzis and Kristina N{\"a}slund and Ylva Lutnaes and Alistair C Darby and Zoe Veneti and Lanming Chen and Henk R. Braig and Roger Garrett and Kostas Bourtzis and Siv G. E. Andersson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 14},
The obligate intracellular bacterium Wolbachia pipientis infects around 20% of all insect species. It is maternally inherited and induces reproductive alterations of insect populations by male killing, feminization, parthenogenesis, or cytoplasmic incompatibility. Here, we present the 1,445,873-bp genome of W. pipientis strain wRi that induces very strong cytoplasmic incompatibility in its natural host Drosophila simulans. A comparison with the previously sequenced genome of W. pipientis strain… CONTINUE READING
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