Infection with the wMel and wMelPop strains of Wolbachia leads to higher levels of melanization in the hemolymph of Drosophila melanogaster‚ Drosophila simulans and Aedes aegypti.  | World Mosquito Program Skip to main content
This paper showed that Wolbachia infections may alter the arthropod hosts physiology‚ including increased levels of melanization in adult females and a delayed rate of melanization in the egg stage.