Wolbachia


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Wolbachia

 [wol-bak´e-ah]
a genus of bacteria that infect a wide variety of invertebrates, including insects, spiders, crus-taceans, and nematodes.

Wol·bach·i·a

(wōl'băk-ēă),
Symbiotic bacteria in the gut of Wuchereria bancrofti, Onchocerca volvulus, and other filarial parasites, eradication of which leads to elimination of the parasitosis.

Wolbachia

/Wol·bach·ia/ (wol-bak´e-ah) a genus of bacteria that infect a wide variety of invertebrates, including insects, spiders, crustaceans, and nematodes.

Wolbachia

[wol-bak′e-ah]
a genus of bacteria that infect a wide variety of invertebrates, including insects, spiders, crustaceans, and nematodes.
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Canine onchocercosis in Greece: report of further 20 cases and molecular characterization of the parasite and its Wolbachia endosymbiont.
view/articleNo/41666/title/New-Dengue-Detecting-Antibodies/) dengue , including antiviral drugs and colonising mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria, a vaccine for dengue is necessary to control the disease.
We also present data on the biology of this parasitoid, providing information on laboratory rearing techniques, parasitoid attack rates, and infection with the reproductive parasite Wolbachia.
Characterization of antibody responses to Wolbachia surface protein in humans with lymphatic filariasis.
101 WOLBACHIA INFECTION RATES IN LOS ANGELES BASIN HUMPED-BACK FLIES (INSECTA: DIPTERA: PHORIDAE)
The infection, called Wolbachia, has been shown in labs to reduce the incidence of pathogen infections in mosquitoes and has the potential to be used in controlling malaria-transmitting mosquito populations.
Science Minister Ian Walker said researchers at James Cook University in Cairns had bred mosquitoes with bacteria called Wolbachia, which they had shown stopped mosquitoes transmitting the Dengue virus, and released them at trial sites to breed with wild mosquitoes that pass Wolbachia on to their offspring.
Wolbachia live inside the parasitic worms, known as filariae, that cause lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, two infectious diseases that together affect more than 150 million people worldwide.
Wolbachia live inside the parasitic worms, known as filariae, which cause lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.
Somatic Wolbachia (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) levels in Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) and resistance to West Nile virus infection.
Comparisons of host mitochondrial, nuclear and endosymbiont bacterial genes reveal cryptic fig wasp species and the effects of Wolbachia on host mtDNA evolution and diversity.