Wolbachia Mediate Variation of Host Immunocompetence

@article{BraquartVarnier2008WolbachiaMV,
  title={Wolbachia Mediate Variation of Host Immunocompetence},
  author={Christine Braquart-Varnier and Marion Lachat and Juline Herbini{\`e}re and Monique K. Johnson and Yves Caubet and Didier Bouchon and Mathieu Sicard},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={12795 - 12800}
}
BACKGROUND After decades during which endosymbionts were considered as silent in their hosts, in particular concerning the immune system, recent studies have revealed the contrary. In the present paper, we addressed the effect of Wolbachia, the most prevalent endosymbiont in arthropods, on host immunocompetence. To this end, we chose the A. vulgare-Wolbachia symbiosis as a model system because it leads to compare consequences of two Wolbachia strains (wVulC and wVulM) on hosts from the same… CONTINUE READING
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