Two novel strains of Wolbachia coexisting in both species of mulberry leafhoppers.

@article{Mitsuhashi2002TwoNS,
  title={Two novel strains of Wolbachia coexisting in both species of mulberry leafhoppers.},
  author={Wataru Mitsuhashi and Tomoaki Saiki and Wei Wei and Hiromu Kawakita and Mamoru Sato},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={577-84}
}
Wolbachia is an intracellular symbiont that causes reproductive disorders in many insects. Its presence in the leafhoppers Hishimonoides sellatiformis and Hishimonus sellatus, vectors of mulberry dwarf-Phytoplasma, was confirmed by the PCR analysis of 16S rDNA, ftsZ and wsp. Sequencing of cloned PCR products revealed that two Wolbachia strains coexist in both leafhoppers. The phylogenetic analysis of wsp revealed that these strains belong in novel positions in the B-group of Wolbachia. These… CONTINUE READING