The small interfering RNA pathway is not essential for Wolbachia-mediated antiviral protection in Drosophila melanogaster | World Mosquito Program Skip to main content

Lauren M. Hedges et al., 2012, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

In insects the small interfering RNA (siRNA) pathway has been found to be an important mechanism for controlling viral infections. This study demonstrates that Wolbachia-mediated protection against RNA viruses in Drosophila is not reliant on the siRNA pathway.