Recombination confounds interpretations of Wolbachia evolution.

F. M. Jiggins, J. H. von Der Schulenburg, G. D. Hurst, M. E. Majerus, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences

This page contains a research article about Wolbachia evolution published in 2001. The authors present evidence of recombination between Wolbachia strains based on phylogenetic analyses. This addresses a major question in the field of Wolbachia research, and also provides an example of an unusual way in which to apply molecular phylogenetics data.The analyses and the writing are straightforward, making this paper accessible to undergraduate or higher level students.

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Subject: Biology:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Evolution:Principles, Patterns, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution:Patterns, Processes, Bioinformatics, Biosphere:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Evolution:Principles, Biosphere:Evolution, Biosphere, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, ParasitismKeywords: Wolbachia, recombination, phylogeny, cytoplasmic incompatibility