In vitro and In vivo characterization of a small-colony variant of the primary form of photorhabdus luminescens MD (Enterobacteriaceae)

@article{Hu1998InVA,
  title={In vitro and In vivo characterization of a small-colony variant of the primary form of photorhabdus luminescens MD (Enterobacteriaceae)},
  author={Hu and Webster},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={3214-9}
}
  • Hu, Webster
  • Published 1998 in Applied and environmental microbiology
A small-colony variant (Vsm) of the primary form (Vp) of Photorhabdus luminescens MD from in vitro and in vivo cultures is described. Unlike the primary form, Vp, the Vsm variant is not the preferred diet of its nematode symbiont, a Heterorhabditis sp., does not support development and reproduction of the nematode, and is less pathogenic than Vp to Galleria mellonella larvae. Vsm cells were carried by 25% of infective juveniles, but they comprised a very low percentage ( approximately 0.4%) of… CONTINUE READING