Horizontal Gene Transfer Between Wolbachia and Animals

  • Trinidad de MiguelEmail author
  • Oude Zhu
  • Tomás G. Villa


The present chapter is focused on the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer events from the endocellular bacteria Wolbachia to invertebrates and the implications of this phenomenon in the hosts’ reproductive behaviour, speciation, and acquisition of new abilities.


Wolbachia Horizontal gene transfer HGT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trinidad de Miguel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oude Zhu
    • 1
  • Tomás G. Villa
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Biotechnology UnitUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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