Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382
ZIMMERMANN, Bianca Laís; ALMERAO, Maurício Pereira; BOUCHON, Didier and ARAUJO, Paula Beatriz. Detection of Wolbachia (Alphaproteobacteria: rickettsiales) in three species of terrestrial isopods (crustacea: isopoda: oniscidea) in Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2012, vol.43, n.2, pp. 711-715. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822012000200036.
Terrestrial isopods are widely infected with Wolbachia. However, little is known about the presence of bacteria in the Neotropical species. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis of presence of Wolbachia infection in the native species of terrestrial isopods, Atlantoscia floridana and Circoniscus bezzii, and in the introduced species Burmoniscus meeusei.
Keywords : Wolbachia; terrestrial isopods; 16S rDNA; Brazil.