volume 164, issue 1, P54-65 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12588
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Yuko Numajiri, Natsuko I. Kondo, Yukihiko Toquenaga

Abstract: Abstract Wolbachia cannot live outside a host, which is thought to be the reason for host‐Wolbachia coevolution toward benign parasitism, especially because the fitness of Wolbachia is traded against its host's fitness. Insect melanism has been reported to have a positive effect on pathogen resistance, but melanic mutants of Callosobruchus analis (Fabricius) and Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) are infected with Wolbachia. Callosobruchus chinensis is infected with CI‐inducing Wolbachi…

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