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dc.contributor.authorCogni, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorDing, Shuai
dc.contributor.authorPimentel, André C
dc.contributor.authorDay, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorJiggins, Francis
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-07T18:57:18Z
dc.date.available2022-01-07T18:57:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-25
dc.identifier.issn2399-3642
dc.identifier.otherPMC8617179
dc.identifier.other34824354
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332452
dc.description.abstractWolbachia is a maternally transmitted bacterial symbiont that is estimated to infect approximately half of arthropod species. In the laboratory it can increase the resistance of insects to viral infection, but its effect on viruses in nature is unknown. Here we report that in a natural population of Drosophila melanogaster, individuals that are infected with Wolbachia are less likely to be infected by viruses. By characterising the virome by metagenomic sequencing and then testing individual flies for infection, we found the protective effect of Wolbachia was virus-specific, with the prevalence of infection being up to 15% greater in Wolbachia-free flies. The antiviral effects of Wolbachia may contribute to its extraordinary ecological success, and in nature the symbiont may be an important component of the antiviral defences of insects.
dc.description.sponsorshipRoyal Society São Paulo Research Foundation National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 2399-3642
dc.sourcenlmid: 101719179
dc.titleWolbachia reduces virus infection in a natural population of Drosophila.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-07T18:57:17Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameCommun Biol
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79898
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s42003-021-02838-z
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidCogni, Rodrigo [0000-0001-9907-9297]
dc.contributor.orcidDay, Jonathan [0000-0002-4386-3020]
dc.contributor.orcidJiggins, Francis [0000-0001-7470-8157]
dc.identifier.eissn2399-3642
pubs.funder-project-idNatural Environment Research Council (NE/P00184X/1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-25


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