Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Xenos vesparum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TCACAATGACTTTACTCAACAAATCATAAAATAATCGGTACCTTATATTTTATTTTTAGAGCCTGAGCAGGAATAGTTGGACTTTCT---ACAAGTATAGTAATTCGGTATGAATTAAGAAACATATCTTCAATATATTTCGAT---ACAAACAGATATAATATTATAGTTACAGCCCATGCAATTGTAATAATTTTTTTTTTAATTATACCAGTAACAATAGGGGGGTTTGGAAATTGACTAATTCCTCTAATA---ATTACAGCCCCTGACATGGCATTCCCCCGACTTAATAACTTTAGATTTTGATTACTAATTCCTGCATTTATTTTATTTATAAAAAGTATATTAATAGAGATTGGAGTAGGATCAGGGTGAACCTTATATCCTCCACTTACTTTAAATGAATCCCATTCAGACTATAGAATAGACTTA---ACAATTTTTAGGCTACATCTTGCAGGTGTATCATCTATTATAAGATCAATTAATTTTATTACCACAAGAGTAAACATAAGA------AGATTAAGGCTAATAAGATTACCCCTATTTGTATGATCCATTATTTTTACTTCTATTTTATTAATCATCTCTTTACCAATTTTAGCAGGA---GCTATTACTATACTACTTTTTGACCGAAATTTTAACACTTCATTCTTTGACCCTTTAGGAGGAGGAGATCCCATCTTATTTCAACACTTATTCTGATTCTTTGGTCATCCAGAAGTTTATATCTTAATTTTACCCGGATTTGGAATAATTTCTCACATCATTTCCCAAGAAAAATTAAAATAT---TCAGCATTTAGTCATTTAAGAATAATTTTTGCTATAGGATCCATCAGATTCTTAGGATTAATTGTGTGAGCTCATCATATATTTACTACTGGTATAGATATTGATACAAAAGCTTATTTTTCAGCTTCAACAATAATTATTGGAGTACCAACAGGTATTAAAATTTTTAGATGACTTATT---ACCTTAATAAGAGAA---AAATTTTATATAAAACTATCTCTAATATGAGCATTAGGATTTATTTACCTTTTTTCATTAGGAGGTTTCACTGGCATTGTTCTAGCTAACGCTTCAATTGACACAATTCTCCATGACACATATTATGTGGTTGCCCATTTTCATTATGTT---CTTTCAATAGGAGCCATATTCTCAATCTTCGGAGGATTTATCTACTGATTCCCAGTAATAACAAATCTATCACTAAATGAAAATCTTCTTCATAAACATTTTTGAATAAGTTTTGTTGGAGTAAATATAACTTTCTTCCCTCAACACATACTAGGACTCTTGGGCATGCCTCGT---CGATATAGAGATTATTCTTCAAACATAGAA---AGATGAAACCTAATCTCATCAATAGGAAGAATTCTAAGATCTTTCAGAATTCTACTTTTTTTTTACATCATTTATGAGAGATTATATAGAAAATTTTCTTTA------------------AAAAATAAAAAT
-- end --

Download FASTA File
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Barcode of Life Data Systems

Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Xenos vesparum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© Barcode of Life Data Systems

Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Wikipedia

Xenos vesparum

Xenos vesparum is an insect species, whose females are permanent entomophagous endoparasites of Polistes paper wasps. They dwell their whole life in the abdomen of the wasp.

According to Fabio Manfredini of Pennsylvania State University, co-author of an Animal Behaviour study of this insect's odd life cycle, published on 8 October 2011, the parasite infects a European worker wasp and completely alters its worker caste behaviour. The infected wasp begins to suffer nutritionally, then flies to meet with other infected wasps. The male parasite exits the wasps abdomen and mates with the female parasites which stay inside their host. Wasps infected with the male parasite die. Wasps infected with the female parasite then fatten themselves up much like queen wasps do. They then fly to meet with other uninfected queen wasps. Then when the parasite is mature, the infected wasp flies to mingle with other uninfected wasps, thereby spreading brood and larvae into new environments.

Sources[edit]

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia

Unreviewed

Article rating from 0 people

Average rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!