Ant PCR E2011 - PCR to compare Wolbachia sp. infection...

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Unformatted text preview: PCR to compare Wolbachia sp. infection rates in ants of the two genera Wolbachia Parasitic bacteria DNA will be detected if an ant is infected. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Male Queen Soldier Workers Camponotus genders and morphs Males are Haploid, Females Diploid Winged Allete Stages: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Fertile Camponotus queen collected from colony in wood Wolbachia inside ant ovum cell Wolbachia sp. are Gram-negative bacteria that can infect ovum germ cells in most insect species and are transmitted maternally by infected cytoplasm in eggs. Sperm do not transmit Wolbachia . It is not yet known how Wolbachia are transmitted between different species. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Wolbachia transmitted through fertile female (queen) ants Infected + Uninfected Male Queen No Offspring. No Colony. Queen dies without assistance of workers and soldiers. Infected + Infected or Queen Uninfected Male Infected Offspring....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course BIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Anderson during the Spring '11 term at Harvard.

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