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No evidence of <i>Wolbachia</i> among Great Lakes area populations of <i>Daphnia pulex</i> (Crustacea: Cladocera)

Jay M. Fitzsimmons and David J. Innes

in Journal of Plankton Research

Volume 27, issue 1, pages 121-124
Published in print January 2005 | ISSN: 0142-7873
Published online January 2005 | e-ISSN: 1464-3774 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbh145
No evidence of Wolbachia among Great Lakes area populations of Daphnia pulex (Crustacea: Cladocera)

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Wolbachia endobacteria are commonly associated with a variety of arthropod species as hosts and induce known changes in their hosts’ life-history traits. Despite exhibiting several Wolbachia-like life-history traits, and despite being a common model organism, the zooplankton Daphnia pulex has not been formally tested for infection with Wolbachia. Among 203 isolates exhibiting a range of life-history phenotypes, we found no evidence of Wolbachia. This leaves the genes of D. pulex as the most likely cause of its own life-history traits.

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Subjects: Marine and Estuarine Biology ; Zoology and Animal Sciences

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