Transovarian Transmission of Blochmannia and Wolbachia Endosymbionts in the Neotropical Weaver Ant Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

@article{Ramalho2018TransovarianTO,
  title={Transovarian Transmission of Blochmannia and Wolbachia Endosymbionts in the Neotropical Weaver Ant Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)},
  author={Manuela de Oliveira Ramalho and Alexsandro Santana Vieira and Mayara Cristina Pereira and Corrie S. Moreau and Odair Correa Bueno},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={75},
  pages={866-873}
}
Camponotus is a hyper-diverse ant genus that is associated with the obligate endosymbiont Blochmannia, and often also with Wolbachia, but morphological studies on the location of these bacteria in the queen’s ovaries during oogenesis remain limited. In the present study, we used the Neotropical weaver ant Camponotus textor to characterize the ovary using histology (HE) techniques, and to document the location of Blochmannia and Wolbachia during oogenesis through fluorescence in situ… 
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