Genome characterization, analysis of virulence and transformation of Microbacterium nematophilum, a coryneform pathogen of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Akimkina2006GenomeCA,
  title={Genome characterization, analysis of virulence and transformation of Microbacterium nematophilum, a coryneform pathogen of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Tatiana Akimkina and Karen Yook and Steve Curnock and Jonathan Hodgkin},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={264 2},
  pages={145-51}
}
A coryneform bacterium designated Microbacterium nematophilum has previously been reported to act as a pathogen for Caenorhabditis elegans. This bacterium is able to colonize the rectum of infected worms and cause localized swelling, constipation and slowed growth. Additional isolates and analysis of this bacterium are described here. Tests of pathogenicity on other Caenorhabditis nematodes show that M. nematophilum infection is lethal to most species in the genus, in contrast to its relatively… CONTINUE READING