Relative copy number of WO in males, females, testes, ovaries, and early embryos. Relative copy number of ORFs encoding genes for lysozyme, MTase, and tail tube protein were measured by qPCR to determine the amount of extrachromosomal WORiA, WORiB, and WORiC, respectively in males, females, testes, ovaries, and embryos. The black line depicts the expected copy number for each of the phage types; one for A and C, and two for B. Of the three phage types, only WORiC is present in any extrachromosomal copies (p < 0.05). Error bars represent one standard deviation.
Biliske et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:251 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-251