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Stochastic spread of Wolbachia.

Abstract:

Wolbachia are very common, maternally transmitted endosymbionts of insects. They often spread by a mechanism termed cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) that involves reduced egg hatch when Wolbachia-free ova are fertilized by sperm from Wolbachia-infected males. Because the progeny of Wolbachia-infected females generally do not suffer CI-induced mortality, infected females are often at a reproductive advantage in polymorphic populations. Deterministic models show that Wolbachia that impose no co...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2008.0914

Authors


Jansen, VA More by this author
Turelli, M More by this author
Godfray, HC More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
275
Issue:
1652
Pages:
2769-2776
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:7d559696-b991-45bc-a1de-fcd737c48022
Source identifiers:
210275
Local pid:
pubs:210275

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