Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects, as well as some nematodes. It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and is possibly the most common reproductive parasite in the biosphere. Its interactions with its hosts are often complex, and in some cases have evolved to symbiotic rather than parasitic. Some host species cannot reproduce, or even survive, without Wolbachia infection. One study concluded that more than 16% of neotropical insect species carry bacteria of this genus, and as many as 25-70% of all insect species are estimated to be potential hosts.
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A genus of bacteria comprised of a heterogenous group of gram-negative small rods and coccoid forms associated with arthropods. (From Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, vol 1, 1984)
The numerical value of wolbachia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wolbachia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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If you can imagine very, very fine injection needles injecting a tiny volume of liquid that contains the Wolbachia bacterium into a mosquito egg.
Once Wolbachia is established in a mosquito population it stays there. It's a one-and-done application, it's not something you have to go back and do every year or every two or three weeks like some of the GMO options.
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