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Multiple Wolbachia strains provide comparative levels of protection against dengue virus infection in Aedes aegypti

Heather A. Flores et al., 2020, PLOS PATHOGENS

The insect bacterium Wolbachia pipientis is being introgressed into Aedes aegypti populations as an intervention against the transmission of medically important arboviruses. Here we compare Ae. aegypti mosquitoes infected with wMelCS or wAlbB to the widely used wMel Wolbachia strain on an Australian nuclear genetic background for their susceptibility to infection by dengue virus (DENV) genotypes spanning all four serotypes.