Wolbachia infection in Australasian and North American populations of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae)

ZhangB, McGrawE, FloateKD, James, P, JorgensenW, RothwellJ, MansfieldLS, TaylorMA, GenchiC and ThompsonRCA (2009) Wolbachia infection in Australasian and North American populations of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae). VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, 162 3-4: 350-353. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.03.012


Author ZhangB
McGrawE
FloateKD
James, P
JorgensenW
RothwellJ
MansfieldLS
TaylorMA
GenchiC
ThompsonRCA
Title Wolbachia infection in Australasian and North American populations of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae)
Formatted title
Wolbachia infection in Australasian and North American populations of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae)
Journal name VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-4017
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.03.012
Volume 162
Issue 3-4
Start page 350
End page 353
Total pages 4
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
830301 Beef Cattle
Formatted abstract
Buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua) is a major pest of beef and dairy cattle in northern
Australia. Global warming is expected to increase the southern range of buffalo fly.
Chemical control is compromised by resistance and may not be feasible in extensive
production systems and there is rapidly growing market preference for beef and dairy
products produced in low-chemical systems.
Wolbachia are vertically transmitted intracellular bacteria that can profoundly
influence host reproduction and fitness and are of increasing interest for use in biocontrol
programs. To determine whether Australian flies are infected with Wolbachia, buffalo flies
were collected from 12 cattle herds around Australia and assayed by standard PCR for the
Wolbachia wsp gene. H. i. exigua from Indonesia and horn fly (H. i. irritans) from Canada
were also tested. All H. i. exigua samples tested were negative for Wolbachia infection
whereas a very strong signal for Wolbachia was obtained from H. i. irritans.
Keyword Haematobia irritans
ENDOSYMBIONT WOLBACHIA
Diptera
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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