Acta Trop 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
Entomology & Filariasis Division, Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), NER, Dibrugarh, Assam, India.
Background: Wolbachia are maternally inherited endosymbiotic alphaproteobacteria, infecting 40-75% of arthropod species. Knowledge on distribution of native strains infecting mosquito vectors from endemic regions is essential for successful implementation of vector control interventions utilizing potential strains of Wolbachia. Study identified various native strains of Wolbachia inhabiting different mosquito species from field and colonised conditions of Assam. Read More