Variable infection frequency and high diversity of multiple strains of Wolbachia pipientis in Perkinsiella planthoppers

G. L. Hughes, P. G. Allsopp, S. M. Brumbley, M. Woolfit, E. A. McGraw, S. L. O'Neill

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Abstract

This survey of Wolbachia infections in populations of the planthoppers Perkinsiella saccharicida and Perkinsiella vitiensis revealed variable frequencies, low-titer infections, and high phylogenetic diversities of strains. These observations add to the growing realization that Wolbachia infections may be extremely common within invertebrates and yet occur infrequently within populations and at low titer within individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2165-2168
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume77
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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