Wolbachia is one of the favourite model systems in evolutionary biology and theoretical biology, as it has such a wide range of effects on the hosts it resides in. When the first Wolbachia genome was published in 2004, the paper was accompanied by a synopsis that featured a transmission electron microscopic image of Wolbachia within a Drosophila melanogaster cell, today’s Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons.
- Fig. 1 of the synopsis (presumably by Liza Gross) of the article Phylogenomics of the Reproductive Parasite Wolbachia pipientis wMel: A Streamlined Genome Overrun by Mobile Genetic Elements, published in 2004 by Martin Wu et al. in PLoS Biology.
- Licensed CC BY. Image by Scott O’Neill.
- Used, e.g., on the French Wikinews and on Wikispecies.