The Intracellular Bacterium Wolbachia Uses Parasitoid Wasps as Phoretic Vectors for Efficient Horizontal Transmission
The proportion on infected whitefly was measured in a population over 5 generations. The population was founded by four pairs of new emerged AsiaII7 whitefly that had been infected with Wolbachia acquired from a contaminated wasp. The proportion of Wolbachia-infected offspring was monitored with PCR. The bars are standard errors. The means and standard errors were estimated using a generalized linear model and are back-transformed from the logit scale. The is no significant heterogeneity in the prevalence among generations (GLMM likelihood ratio test: χ2 = 0.92, df = 4, P = 0.92).