Model Showing Role of the Gene Mt2 in Pathogen Blocking (image) Indiana University Share Print E-Mail Caption This study found the introduction of Wolbachia bacteria (in purple) into insect cells, shown in the lower image, increased production of the gene Mt2, which reduced the ability of viruses (in blue) to reproduce. The new viruses produced were also less able to cause infection (shown as colorless viruses). Credit Tamanash Bhattacharya Usage Restrictions Credit Tamanash Bhattacharya Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.