Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A fascinating bacterium that has a profound effect on the reproduction of insects - in some cases killing all male eggs (since they don't pass on the germ) or making it impossible for females to reproduce with other insects that are infected with a different Wolbachia strain. Natural selection in all its creepy and profound glory.

1 comment:

Pentimento said...

I've tagged you for a meme. See my blog. xo