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Glycine and Serine Metabolism in W. pipientis wMel

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Wolbachia are intracellular Gram-negative bacteria found in association with a variety of invertebrate species, including Insects, Mites, Spiders, terrestrial Crustaceans, and Nematodes. Wolbachia are transovarialy transmitted from females to their offspring and are extremely widespread. Wolbachia sp. are members of the Rickettsiales order of the Alpha-subdivision of the Proteobacteria phyla and belong to the Anaplasmataceae family, with members of the genera Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Cowdria, and Neorickettsia. Six major clades (A-F) of Wolbachia have been identified to date: A, B, E, and F have been reported from Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans; C and D from Filarial Nematodes (Ref.1). Wolbachia are of great interest due to their diverse interactions with different hosts, which range from many forms of reproductive parasitism to mutualistic [...]


1.Characterization of Wolbachia transfection efficiency by using microinjection of embryonic cytoplasm and embryo homogenate.
Xi Z, Dobson SL.
Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2005 Jun;71(6):3199-204.
2.Wolbachia pipientis: intracellular infection and pathogenesis in Drosophila.
McGraw EA, O'Neill SL.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 2004 Feb;7(1):67-70.
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