The slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita associates with complex and variable bacterial assemblages that do not affect its virulence

Robbie G Rae, Maria Tourna, Mike J Wilson

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    Abstract

    Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita is a nematode parasite of slugs that is commercially reared in monoxenic culture with the bacterium Moraxella osloensis and sold as a biological molluscicide. However, its bacterial associations when reared in vivo in slugs are unknown. We show that when reared in vivo in slugs, P. hermaphrodita does not retain M. osloensis and associates with complex and variable bacterial assemblages that do not influence its virulence. This is in marked contrast to the entomopathogenic nematodes that form highly specific mutualistic associations with Enterobacteriaceae that are specifically retained during in vivo growth.
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    Seiten (von - bis)222-226
    FachzeitschriftJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
    Jahrgang104
    Ausgabenummer3
    DOIs
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2010

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 106014 Genomik

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