Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Wolbachieae — inherited bacterium which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of all insects.

Etymologies

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From the family name Wolbach, via S. Burt Wolbach, who co-discovered the bacterium in 1924.

Examples

  • A bacterium called Wolbachia lives in 15 percent of all insects on Earth as well as many other invertebrates.

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  • A bacterium called Wolbachia lives in 15 percent of all insects on Earth as well as many other invertebrates.

    Parasite Rex

  • A bacterium called Wolbachia lives in 15 percent of all insects on Earth as well as many other invertebrates.

    Parasite Rex

  • Scott O'Neill of Monash University had an idea about using bacteria called Wolbachia to prevent dengue's spread.

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  • Scott O'Neill of Monash University had an idea about using bacteria called Wolbachia to prevent dengue's spread.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In two isolated neighborhoods near Cairns, Queensland, researchers released batches of female mosquitoes deliberately infected with the protective bacterium, called Wolbachia.

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  • Theoretically, it could spread: This bacterium, called Wolbachia, is quite common among arthropod species, including some mosquito types - just not the specific types that spread dengue and malaria, the researchers noted.

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  • Theoretically, it could spread: This bacterium, called Wolbachia, is quite common among arthropod species, including some mosquito types - just not the specific types that spread dengue and malaria, the researchers noted.

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  • "In a surprising development we have found that mosquitoes carrying this bacterium - known as Wolbachia - are resistant to a range of pathogens that cause disease in humans including dengue, Chikungunya and malaria parasites," Professor O'Neill said.

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  • Theoretically, it could spread: This bacterium, called Wolbachia, is quite common among arthropod species, including some mosquito types - just not the specific types that spread dengue and malaria, the researchers noted.

    Latest Headlines - ABC 7 News

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