Bacteria Spurs Speciation

Kate Wong, Scientific American

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 nature and promoting host speciation.

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Subject: Biology, Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)