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An update on the diversity of Wolbachia in Spalangia spp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)

Author:
Floate, K.D., Coghlin, P.C., Taylor, D.B.
Source:
Biocontrol science and technology 2008 v.18 no.7-8 pp. 733
ISSN:
0958-3157
Subject:
Spalangia, endosymbionts, bacteria, Wolbachia, detection, sequence analysis, sequence homology, genetic variation, genetic recombination, biological control agents, insect surveys, taxonomy
Abstract:
Results from 13 additional host populations improves resolution on the diversity of Wolbachia bacteria in Spalangia spp. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). These bacteria are of interest because they can profoundly affect their host's reproduction. Manipulating Wolbachia infections may provide a method to improve the efficacy of biocontrol agents including Spalangia spp.
Handle:
10113/21955