Wolbachia

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Etymology[edit]

From the family name Wolbach, via Simeon Burt Wolbach, who co-discovered the bacterium in 1924, +‎ -ia

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Proper noun[edit]

Wolbachia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Rickettsiaceae – inherited bacterium which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of all insects.