Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Butterfly found on Rapanui susceptable to "male-killing" bacteria

Male-killing bacteria widespread in insects
Germs can cause infected females to reproduce without males
By Charles Q. Choi
Special to LiveScience
Updated: 6:05 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2007

Evolutionary biologist Sylvain Charlat at University College London and his colleagues investigated the
common eggfly Hypolimnas bolina. This butterfly is found in locations ranging from Madagascar to Asia, and from Australia and to Easter Island.

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