Cytoplasmic incompatibility and host population structure

Engelstaedter, J. and Telschow, A. (2009) Cytoplasmic incompatibility and host population structure. Heredity, 103 3: 196-207. doi:10.1038/hdy.2009.53


Author Engelstaedter, J.
Telschow, A.
Title Cytoplasmic incompatibility and host population structure
Journal name Heredity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-067X
1365-2540
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/hdy.2009.53
Volume 103
Issue 3
Start page 196
End page 207
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract Many arthropod species are infected by maternally inherited bacteria that induce cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI causes embryonic mortality in offspring when infected males mate with either uninfected females or with females that are infected with a different strain of bacteria. Here, we review theoretical and empirical studies concerning the infection dynamics of CI-inducing bacteria, focusing in particular on the impact of the host population structure on the spread of CI. As different theoretical models have often produced divergent predictions with regard to issues such as the speed of CI spread and the stability of infection polymorphisms, we specifically aim to clarify how the various assumptions concerning population structure that underlie these models affect these predictions. We also discuss several implications of population structure, including the impact of CI on host gene flow reduction and speciation, the evolutionary dynamics of CI and strategies to control insect pest populations by means of CI-inducing microbes.
Keyword Cardinium
Evolutionary dynamics
Infection dynamics
Insects
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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