Cort L. Anderson, Timothy L.
Karr, BMC Evolutionary Biology
This is a research article on Wolbachia evolution published in BMC Evolutionary Biology in 2001. It presents a molecular phylogenetic study of Wolbachia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia. Two gene phylogenies were constructed and known life history traits were mapped onto the resulting trees in order to infer primitive/derived traits within the family Rickettsaceae. The paper is very brief and easy to read, and presents an interesting case of relating phenotype to genotype.