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Table 2 Wolbachia prevalence across climate zones in two widely-distributed Australian fruit fly species

From: Wolbachia pseudogenes and low prevalence infections in tropical but not temperate Australian tephritid fruit flies: manifestations of lateral gene transfer and endosymbiont spillover?

  Total Wolbachia prevalence Wolbachia prevalence per climate zone (infected/total)
  Equatorial Tropical Subtropical Temperate Grasslands
Fruit Flies Abbreviation No. +ve % Torres Strait Weipa/Coen Darwin Cairns Townsville Mackay Gladstone Bundaberg Brisbane Lismore Coffs Harbour Richmond Alice Springs
      10–11°S 12–13°S 10–12°S 16–17°S 18–19°S 20–21°S 22–23°S 24–25°S 26–27°S 28–29°S 30–31°S 32–34°S 30–31°S
B. neohumeralis Bn 132 13 9.8 0/11 n.d   9/37 0/12 3/12 1/10 0/10 0/28 0/10 0/2   
 B. tryoni Bt 190 4 2.1 n.d 0/13 0/6 2/40 0/10 2/12 0/12 0/10 0/37 n.d 0/11 0/19 0/20
Total   322 17   0/11 0/13 0/6 11/77 0/22 5/24 1/22 0/20 0/65 0/10 0/13 0/19 0/20
  1. The latitudinal gradient of eastern Australia was divided into regions and represented by a major town or city. Darwin and Alice Springs are included as separate areas because they are not along the east coast of Australia. Regions are classified into climate groups according to the Köppen classification (Australian Bureau of Meteorology). Bactrocera neohumeralis does not occur in Darwin, Richmond or Alice Springs [32], whereas non-determined (n.d.) regions were not sampled