Sunday, February 15, 2009


Bacterial genome found within a fly's

"DNA transfer from bacteria to animals is more common than thought. Researchers have found a surprise hidden in the DNA of a fruitfly: what seems to be the entire genome of a parasitic bacterium called Wolbachia. Smaller bits of the promiscuous parasite's genetic material turned up in worms and wasps, too." Full Sttory @

Wolbachia bacteria (yellow) within the developing egg of a fruit fly (red).

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