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Wolbachia
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Transmission electron micrograph of Wolbachia within an insect cell
Scientific classification
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Phylum:
Class:
Alphaproteobacteria
Order:
Rickettsiales
Family:
Rickettsiaceae
Genus:
Wolbachia

Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects. It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and is possibly the most common reproductive parasite in the biosphere.

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