Rapid spread of male-killing Wolbachia in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina

Duplouy, A., Hurst, G.D.D., O'Neill, S.L. and Charlat, S. (2010) Rapid spread of male-killing Wolbachia in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23 1: 231-235. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01891.x


Author Duplouy, A.
Hurst, G.D.D.
O'Neill, S.L.
Charlat, S.
Title Rapid spread of male-killing Wolbachia in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina
Formatted title
Rapid spread of male-killing Wolbachia in the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina
Journal name Journal of Evolutionary Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1010-061X
1420-9101
Publication date 2010-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01891.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 231
End page 235
Total pages 5
Editor A. J. Moore
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject C1
970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
060307 Host-Parasite Interactions
Formatted abstract
Reproductive parasites such as Wolbachia can spread through uninfected host populations by increasing the relative fitness of the infected maternal lineage. However, empirical estimates of how fast this process occurs are limited. Here we use nucleotide sequences of male-killing Wolbachia bacteria and co-inherited mitochondria to address this issue in the island butterfly Hypolimnas bolina. We show that infected specimens scattered throughout the species range harbour the same Wolbachia and mitochondrial DNA as inferred from 6337 bp of the bacterial genome and 2985 bp of the mitochondrial genome, suggesting this strain of Wolbachia has spread across the South Pacific Islands at most 3000 years ago, and probably much more recently.
© 2009 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.
Keyword Butterfly
Endosymbiont
Recent sweep
Structured habitat
Hybrid introgression
Mitochondrial-Dna
Culex-Pipiens
Sequences
Gene
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published Online: 13 Nov 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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