EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Behavior of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Drosophila simulans in Drosophila serrata, a novel host


American Naturalist 149(5): 975-988
Behavior of Wolbachia endosymbionts from Drosophila simulans in Drosophila serrata, a novel host
Many species harbor the incompatibility-inducing microbe Wolbachia, a maternally inherited endoparasite that causes reduced egg hatch in crosses between infected males and uninfected females. Infected females are immune to this effect, which gives them a relative fitness advantage that results in the spread of the infection. The strength of incompatibility, fitness deficits associated with the infection, and transmission rate from mother to offspring largely determine the rate and extent of spread of Wolbachia in a population. We transferred Wolbachia from Drosophila simulans to Drosophila serrata, a novel host, and compared parameter estimates with those from three naturally occurring Drosophila-Wolbachia associations believed to be of different ages. Transfected D. serrata showed strong incompatibility, low transmission efficiency, and an associated fitness deficit, and they would probably be unable to spread in nature. The comparisons generally supported the predicted evolution of a host-Wolbachia association. The parameters peculiar to any given host-Wolbachia association may determine whether the microbial strain can spread in that host.


Accession: 002763423

PMID: 18811258

DOI: 10.1086/286033



Related references

A sink model for cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila simulans Interactions between host chromosomal proteins and Wolbachia in the egg and testis of Drosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell 6(SUPPL ): 430A, 1995

Monitoring long-term evolutionary changes following Wolbachia introduction into a novel host: the Wolbachia popcorn infection in Drosophila simulans. Proceedings. Biological Sciences 277(1690): 2059-2068, 2010

Pupation behavior in drosophila melanogaster and drosophila simulans iii. genetic analysis of a wild drosophila simulans population. Revista de Biologia de la Universidad de Oviedo 4: 3-10, 1986

Sequential evolution of a symbiont inferred from the host: Wolbachia and Drosophila simulans. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21(3): 428-442, 2003

Wolbachia injection from usual to naive host in Drosophila simulans (Diptera: Drosophilidae). European Journal of Entomology 98(1): 25-30, 2001

Wolbachia infection in Drosophila simulans: does the female host bear a physiological cost?. Evolution 51(1): 180-186, 1997

Effect of intracellular Wolbachia on interspecific crosses between Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans. Genetics and Molecular Research 8(3): 861-869, 2009

Wolbachia infection in Drosophila auraria species complex and Drosophila simulans. Journal of Fudan University Natural Science ; 38(4): 422-427, 1999

Wolbachia transfer from Drosophila melanogaster into D. simulans: Host effect and cytoplasmic incompatibility relationships. Genetics 150(1): 227-237, 1998

Wolbachia transfer from Rhagoletis cerasi to Drosophila simulans: investigating the outcomes of host-symbiont coevolution. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70(1): 273-279, 2004