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- Fallon, Ann M., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2013 v.43 no.9 pp. 867-878
- Culicidae; Nematoda; Wolbachia pipientis; arthropod-borne diseases; arthropods; bacteria; cytoplasmic incompatibility; females; insect control; insect vectors; males; mass spectrometry; operon; peptides; polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; spermatheca; spermatozoa; transcription (genetics)
- ... Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is a conditional sterility induced by the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis that infects reproductive tissues in many arthropods. Although CI provides a potential tool to control insect vectors of arthropod-borne diseases, the molecular basis for CI induction is unknown. We hypothesized that a Wolbachia-encoded, CI-inducing factor would be enriched in sperm recovered f ...
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- Fallon, Ann M., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2013 v.43 no.3 pp. 272-279
- Aedes albopictus; Culex pipiens; DNA-binding proteins; Wolbachia; amino acid motifs; amino acid sequences; bacteria; cysteine; cytoplasmic incompatibility; databases; eggs; females; genes; gonads; hatching; males; polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; spermatozoa; surface proteins; tandem mass spectrometry
- ... Wolbachia are obligate intracellular bacteria that cause cytoplasmic incompatibility in mosquitoes. In an incompatible cross, eggs of uninfected females fail to hatch when fertilized by sperm from infected males. We used polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and tandem mass spectrometry to identify Wolbachia proteins in infected mosquito gonads. These included surface proteins with masses of 25 and 1 ...
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