Response of Caenorhabditis elegans during subsequent infections with Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria

Mercy, Gnanasekaran Jeba; Balamurugan, Krishnaswamy
January 2012
BMC Infectious Diseases;2012 Supplement, Vol. 12 Issue Supplment 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the response of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) during infections with Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. The authors pre-infected the host C. elegans with Staphylococcus aureus to make it immunocompromised and observe the effect of Proteus mirabilis (P. mirabilis) in the host. They state that the vulnerability of the host is an essential part of the infection, allowing P. mirabilis to exert its pathogenicity in the host.


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