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dc.contributor.editorTurriziani Colonna, Federicaen_US
dc.creatorPrevot, Karineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-29T17:41:33Z
dc.date.available2015-01-29T17:41:33Z
dc.date.created2015-01-29en_US
dc.date.issued2015-01-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8285
dc.description.abstractBacteria of the genus Wolbachia are bacteria that live within the cells of their hosts. They infect a wide range of arthropods (insects, arachnids, and crustaceans) and some nematodes (parasitic roundworms). Scientists estimate that Wolbachia exist in between seventeen percent and seventy-six percent of arthropods and nematodes. The frequency of the bacteria makes them one of the most widespread parasites. In general, they are divided into five groups, from A to E, depending of the species of their host. They cause diverse reproductive and developmental changes on their numerous invertebrate hosts. Several mechanisms, like the feminization of the embryo's sexual characters, are involved in those processes. To reproduce, Wolbachia often exploit their hosts' reproductive processes. Additionally, they are symbiotic in that they are necessary for the normal development of organisms in some speciesen_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganismen_US
dc.subject.lcshWolbachiaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBacteriaen_US
dc.subject.lcshHost-bacteria relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHost-parasite relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHost-parasite relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcsharthropodsen_US
dc.subject.lcshnematodesen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductionen_US
dc.subject.lcshmicroorganismsen_US
dc.subject.lcshRickettsiaceaeen_US
dc.titleWolbachiaen_US
dc.title.alternativeWolbachiaen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganismsen_US
dc.subject.tagMarshall Hertigen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dwc.nameAccordingToHertig, Marshall. The rickettsia Wolbachia pipientis and associated inclusions of the mosquito, Culex pipiens. Parasitology 28 (1936): 453-86.
dwc.genusWolbachia


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