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Wolbachia

The Anopheles coluzzii microbiome and its interaction with the intracellular parasite Wolbachia

August 18, 2020 - 14:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Straub TJ, Shaw WR, Marcenac P, Sawadogo SP, Dabiré RK, Diabaté A, Catteruccia F, Neafsey DE
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 14;10(1):13847

Wolbachia, an endosymbiotic alpha-proteobacterium commonly found in insects, can inhibit the transmission of human pathogens by mosquitoes. Biocontrol programs are underway using Aedes aegypti mosquitoes trans-infected with a non-natural Wolbachia strain to reduce dengue virus transmission. Less is known about the impact of Wolbachia on the biology and vectorial capacity of Anopheles mosquitoes, the vectors of malaria parasites.

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