Wolbachia endosymbionts in two Anopheles species indicates independent acquisitions and lack of prophage elementsS. Quek, L. Cerdeira, C. L. Jeffries, S. Tomlinson, T. Walker, G. L. Hughes and E. Heinz, Microbial Genomics, 8. 2022.
Wolbachia is a genus of obligate bacterial endosymbionts that infect a diverse range of arthropod species as well as filarial nematodes, with its single described species, Wolbachia pipientis, divided into several ‘supergroups’ based on multilocus sequence typing. Wolbachia ...
Keywords: Anopheles, genomics, population modification, prophage, symbiosis, wolbachia