How Many Wolbachia Supergroups Exist?

Nathan Lo, Maurizio Casiraghi, Emanuela Salati, Chiara Bazzocchi, Claudio Bandi, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

This is a brief article from Molecular Biology and Evolution (2002) on classification of Wolbachia by molecular phylogenetics. The introduction to the paper provides an overview of previous phylogenetic analyses and classification of Wolbachia into supergroups. The authors use additional taxonomic sampling of two different genes to address outstanding questions about the number of Wolbachia supergroups. This paper is a good example of using multiple data sources and statistical approaches to answer specific phylogenetic questions.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biology:Diversity, Biology, Evolution, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Research Results, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/ProfessionalKeywords: Wolbachia, supergroup, phylogeny,