Tag Archives: Wolbachia

Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. Continue reading

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Where's Wolbachia?

Could Wolbachia bacteria tell us interesting things about membrane biogenesis? Continue reading

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This week's Wednesday Wolbachia

Infection of mosquitos with Wolbachia bacteria can significantly reduce levels of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Continue reading

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It's time for your Wednesday Wolbachia

An obscure trick of Wolbachia called Cytoplasmic Incompatibility may play an important role in insect speciation. Continue reading

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Malaria superbug?

Wolbachia pipientis is an intracellular maternally-inherited bacterial symbiont of invertebrates that is very common in insects, including a number of mosquito species. It can manipulate host reproduction in several ways, including cytoplasmic incompatibility, whereby certain crosses are rendered effectively sterile. … Continue reading

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Wolbachia – more than just a bug in insects genitals

Wolbachia is a maternally transmitted intracellular bacterial symbiont of arthropods. The organism is mainly localized in the reproductive tissues of arthropods and it is responsible for the induction of a number of reproductive alterations including feminization, parthenogenesis, male-killing and cytoplasmic … Continue reading

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Wolbachia could combat dengue fever

BBC NEWS Humans could be protected from dengue fever by infecting the mosquitoes carrying it with a parasite which halves their lifespan. Australian scientists, writing in the journal Science, found that Wolbachia bacteria spread well through laboratory-bred mosquitoes. Only older … Continue reading

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Wolbachia

Wolbachia are members of the Rickettsia, a diverse group of intracellular bacteria that comprises bacteria with parasitic, mutualistic and commensal relationships with their hosts. Typical Rickettsia have life cycles that include an invertebrate vector and mammalian host. However, unlike its … Continue reading

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