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Meaning of cytoplasmic incompatibility

Reproductive incompatibility between allopatric
populations of the same species in which eggs
fertilized by sperm from males infected with a
rickettsial endosymbiont fail to hatch. This
effect occurs chiefly in insects as well as some
other arthropods, and the most studied and
apparently most common of these reproductive
parasites are Wolbachia spp.

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