TABLE 2

Percentage of infected cysts in young males and Wolbachia load in embryos

Line or strainN cystsaInfected cysts ±SE (%)Bacterial equivalents in 50 embryosb ± SE
Wien 5 (wDm)c3948.2 ± 0.94.34 ± 0.83 × 106
ME 8 (wDm)35581.0 ± 1.88.36 ± 0.96 × 106
ME 16 (wDm)35182.9 ± 1.46.67 ± 1.14 × 106
ME 29 (wDm)35382.0 ± 2.05.64 ± 0.75 × 106
DSR (wRi)36381.7 ± 2.67.46 ± 1.06 × 106
  • a DAPI observation of 18–33 cysts per male, 15 males per line or strain.

  • b Dot blots carried out on total DNA extracts, N = 10 groups of 50 embryos aged 0–2 hr per line.

  • c The infection status of each line or strain is indicated between brackets.