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Presence and distribution of the endosymbiont Wolbachia among Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Brazil and its evolutionary history.
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PMID:  22266203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Wolbachia are intracellular bacteria that commonly infect arthropods. Its prevalence among ants of the genus Solenopsis is high. In the present study, the presence and distribution of these endosymbionts was examined among populations of Solenopsis spp. from Brazil. A phylogenetic analysis based on the wsp gene was conducted to infer the evolutionary history of Wolbachia infections within the populations surveyed. A high frequency of Wolbachia bacteria was observed among the genus Solenopsis, 51% of the colonies examined were infected. Incidence was higher in populations from southern Brazil. However, little genetic variability was found among different Wolbachia strains within supergroups A and B. Our findings also suggest that horizontal transmission events can occur through the social parasite S. daguerrei.
Cíntia Martins; Rodrigo Fernando Souza; Odair Correa Bueno
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of invertebrate pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0014067     Medline TA:  J Invertebr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, Centro de Estudos de Insetos Sociais, Instituto de Biociências, Campus Rio Claro, Avenida 24A n. 1515, Rio Claro, São Paulo 13506-900, Brazil.
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