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Microbiology: Manipulation of the manipulators

Nature volume 543, pages 182183 (09 March 2017) | Download Citation

Wolbachia bacteria infect insects and can cause mating incompatibilities, an outcome that is used to fight insect-transmitted disease. The proposed genes responsible illuminate this process and the disease-control mechanisms. See Letter p.243

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  1. William Sullivan is in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA.

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  2. Scott L. O'Neill is in the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease, Monash University, Clayton 3800, Australia.

    • Scott L. O'Neill

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