Wolbachia lab

Wolbachia can be transmitted horizontally through

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Unformatted text preview: hen inside filarial nematode cells, but parasitic when within the reproductive cells of arthropod species. Wolbachia can be transmitted horizontally, through contact with another organism or the environment, or it can be transmitted vertically from parent to offspring through the female’s eggs. Since Wolbachia cannot reproduce outside of its host cell, it has several mechanisms of increasing the number of females in a population and decreasing the number of males in order to ensure transferrence into the next insect generation. Cytoplasmic incompatibility causes females in some populations of insects to only successfully reproduce with males with the same strain of the Wolbachia bacteria. In other species, Wolbachia induces parthenogenesis, meaning that eggs can reproduce...
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This lab report was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course BIO 1B taught by Professor Carlson,mischel,power during the Spring '07 term at Berkeley.

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