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But Madame Butterfly, Where Are All the Males? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Scientific American article reports that a population of Samoan blue moon butterflies has been able to develop resistance to the male-killing bacteria Wolbachia. It explores how an introduced ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Symbiotic enemies fight over insect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article reports that bacteriophage affects the control Wolbachia has over host reproduction, particularly the processes of cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) in which infected males ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's part of SERC Web Resource Collection

According to this online article, scientists have discovered a copy of the genome of the bacterial parasite Wolbachia residing inside the genome of its host species. It explains that lateral gene ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Bacteria Spurs Speciation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief Scientific American article reports that the infectious bacterium Wolbachia has been shown to serve as a reproductive barrier in wasps, thus keeping species reproductively separated in ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Principles, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

Speciation and Wolbachia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scientific article offers a comprehensive overview of Wolbachia and its role in speciation. Sections include: What Wolbachia is; What Wolbachia Does to Its Host; Wolbachia – a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Evolution: Infectious Speciation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Nature news article summarizes reports that the infectious bacterium Wolbachia acts as a reproductive barrier to gene exchange in its host. The article reviews the nature of Wolbachia and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Evolution:Patterns, Principles, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Bacterium Can Alter Evolution Of Another Species part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Daily University Science News article reviews scientific evidence that the parasitic bacterium Wolbachia can accelerate the natural evolution of wasps by altering the sperm of its male host, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

A Brief History of Life on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief article provides an overview of major events in the evolution of life on Earth, including the origination of life, transition to an oxygen atmosphere, and endosymbiotic origins of ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Species: What is a bacterial species? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article by W. Ford Doolittle (Microbiology Today, Nov 2006) provides a brief overview of the debate regarding the definition of a species when dealing with prokaryotes. He outlines the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Evolution:Processes, Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

The bacterial species definition in the genomic era part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (2006). The authors use a comparative genomics approach to evaluate the current bacterial species ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Molecular Biology, Biology, :Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Evolution:Principles, Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional