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Volume 6, Number 4—August 2000

Perspective

Male-Killing Bacteria in Insects: Mechanisms, Incidence, and Implications

Gregory D.D. Hurst and Francis M. Jiggins

Author affiliations: University College London, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Prevalence of male-killers in natural populations of their insect hosts (proportion of females infected)

Bacterium Host Prevalence (%) Ref.
Spiroplasma sp. (S. ixodetis relative) Adalia bipunctata 0-22 6
Harmonia axyridis 0-49 35
Danaus chrysippus 40 14
Spiroplasma poulsonii Drosophila willistoni group flies 0-3 20
Wolbachia Acraea encedon 61-95 36
Acraea encedana 95 21
Adalia bipunctata 0-5 9
Unnamed Flavobacteria Coleomegilla maculata 23 37
Adonia variegata 13 38
Arsenophonus nasoniae Nasonia vitripennis 4 15
Rickettsia Adalia bipunctata 5-7 6,39
Unknown D. bifasciata 0-7 26
D. prosaltans 13 33
Gastrolina depressa 0-81 22
Epiphyas postvittana 4-7 40
Hypolimnas bolina 0-61 41
Spodoptera littoralis 24 42
Lymantria dispar 9 43

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