Wolbachia interactions that determine Drosophila melanogaster survival.

  title={Wolbachia interactions that determine Drosophila melanogaster survival.},
  author={Adam J Fry and David M Rand},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={56 10},
We have recently described a mutualistic symbiosis in which Wolbachia bacteria were shown to improve the fitness of some Drosophila melanogaster stocks. Wolbachia did not extend longevity in all Drosophila genotypes, even though 16s rDNA sequences indicated that our Drosophila stocks were infected with the same Wolbachia strain. Here, we use reciprocal hybrid crosses between two Drosophila strains, one that lived longer with Wolbachia (Z53) and one that did not (Z2), to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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