Nematode symbiont for Photorhabdus asymbiotica

J G Gerrard, S A Joyce, D J Clarke, R H Ffrench-Constant, G R Nimmo, D F M Looke, E J Feil, L Pearce, N R Waterfield

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Abstract

Photorhabdus asymbiotica is an emerging bacterial pathogen that causes locally invasive soft tissue and disseminated bacteremic infections in the United States and Australia. Although the source of infection was previously unknown, we report that the bacterium is found in a symbiotic association with an insect-pathogenic soil nematode of the genus Heterorhabditis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1562-1564
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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    Gerrard, J. G., Joyce, S. A., Clarke, D. J., Ffrench-Constant, R. H., Nimmo, G. R., Looke, D. F. M., Feil, E. J., Pearce, L., & Waterfield, N. R. (2006). Nematode symbiont for Photorhabdus asymbiotica. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(10), 1562-1564.