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parasitoid wasp attacking Drosophila larvae

parasitoid wasp attacking Drosophila larvae

In Amelia Lindsey’s lab, she and colleagues study the bacterium Wolbachia drives parthenogenesis in parasitoid wasps, commonly deployed in biological control programs. “In these systems, asexuality mediated by Wolbachia can be beneficial for biocontrol efforts, as females are the sex that targets the pest,” Lindsey says. Shown here is a Leptopilina sp. parasitoid attacking Drosophila sp. larvae.

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