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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP INSECT PESTS IN LOCAL AND AREAWIDE PROGRAMS

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit

Title: Molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies.

Authors
item Davies, Andrew -
item SIVINSKI, JOHN

Submitted to: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: June 19, 2012
Publication Date: July 2, 2012
Citation: Davies, A., Sivinski, J.M. 2012. Molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).Public Database. Accession numbers JX182373-JX182404.

Interpretive Summary: Limited information exists on the molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies. A better understanding of the bacteria could allow sex ratio manipulations that would improve the mass-rearing of natural enemies. Scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida in collaboration with colleagues at the Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Vercruz, Mexico have submitted 32 gene sequences that will help identify and ultimately transform Wolbachia in a model fruit fly parasitoid, Odontosema anastrephae.

Technical Abstract: Limited information exists on the molecular genetics of the Wolbachia endosymbionts that infect the parasitoids of tephritid fruit flies. A better understanding of the bacteria could allow sex ratio manipulations that would improve the mass-rearing of natural enemies. Scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida in collaboration with colleagues at the Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Vercruz, Mexico have submitted 32 gene sequences that will help identify and ultimately transform Wolbachia in a model fruit fly parasitoid, Odontosema anastrephae.

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