Wolbachia as a possible means of driving genes into populations.

Abstract

Cytoplasmic incompatibility consists of sterility in cross matings, the crossing type being maternally inherited. It can be explained by the action of Wolbachia symbionts which are transmitted through the egg cytoplasm and leave an imprint on the sperm which prevents it fertilizing unless it is 'rescued' by the action of the same type of Wolbachia in the… (More)

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