Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTP

Query: NC_012416:852000 Wolbachia sp. wRi, complete genome

Lineage: Wolbachia; Wolbachia; Anaplasmataceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Endosymbiont. Obligate intracellular bacterium infects around 20% of all insect species. Naturally infects Drosophila simulans and induces almost complete cytoplasmic incompatibility in its host. Wolbachia sp. subsp. Drosophila simulans (strain wRi) is an intracellular proteobacterium that infect insects as well as isopods, spiders, scorpions, mites, and filarial nematodes. It is maternally inherited and induces reproductive alterations of insect populations by male killing, feminization, parthenogenesis, or cytoplasmic incompatibility. In insect populations, Wolbachia sp. induce reproductive manipulations to enhance their own spreading. The most frequently observed reproductive abnormality is cytoplasmic incompatibility, where uninfected females are unable to produce offspring with infected males, whereas infected females can produce offspring with both infected and uninfected males, thus creating a reproductive advantage for infected females. Other spectacular effects of Wolbachia sp. infections are male embryo killing, feminization, and parthenogenesis induction.

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BLASTP Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_015722:209722 Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii IricVA chromosome, complete

Lineage: Midichloria mitochondrii; Midichloria; Candidatus Midichloriaceae; Rickettsiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii is a symbiont of the tick Ixodes ricinus. The importance of this organism is two-fold. this symbiont is the only bacterium described that is able of invading the mitochondria of animals. The host Ixodes ricinus is a vector of a number of human diseases.