You can't keep a good parasite down: evolution of a male-killer suppressor uncovers cytoplasmic incompatibility.

@article{Hornett2008YouCK,
  title={You can't keep a good parasite down: evolution of a male-killer suppressor uncovers cytoplasmic incompatibility.},
  author={Emily A. Hornett and Anne M. R Duplouy and Neil Davies and George K. Roderick and Nina Wedell and Gregory D D Hurst and Sylvain Charlat},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1258-63}
}
Maternally inherited parasites are known to impose a wide variety of reproductive manipulations upon their host. These often produce strong selection on the host to suppress the parasite, resulting in a reduction in the frequency of the parasite. However, in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina, infected with a Wolbachia bacterium, field data demonstrate that suppression of the male-killing phenotype does not depress parasite frequency. Here we test and verify one hypothesis to explain this apparent… CONTINUE READING
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