Viral hitchhiker inhibits Wolbachia bacteria's ability to proliferate

Biology News Net

This online news brief highlights a recent study that showed a virus common to Wolbachia cells may be a key inhibitor of the cellular process that allows Wolbachia to manipulate insect reproduction. The article explains the major findings of this study as well as the implications it could have on global strategies to control insect-borne diseases.

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Subject: Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)Keywords: WO-B, cytoplasmic incompatibility