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dc.contributor.authorM. Hedges, Laurenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrownlie, Jeremyen_US
dc.contributor.authorL. O'Neill, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorN. Johnson, Karynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:56:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:56:01Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-10-20T06:39:09Z
dc.identifier.issn00368075en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/science.1162418en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26742
dc.description.abstractWolbachia pipientis bacteria are common endosymbionts of insects that are best known for their ability to increase their prevalence in populations by manipulating host reproductive systems. However, there are examples of Wolbachia that exist in nature that seem to induce no reproductive parasitism trait and yet are able to invade populations. We demonstrate a fitness benefit for Wolbachia-infected insects that may explain this paradox. Drosophila melanogaster flies infected with Wolbachia are less susceptible to mortality induced by a range of RNA viruses. The antiviral protection associated with Wolbachia infection might be exploited in future strategies to reduce transmission of pathogens by insects.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aaas.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom702en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto702en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5902en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume322en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMicrobiology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060599en_US
dc.titleWolbachia and Virus Protection in Insectsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author[s] for more information.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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