Involvement of Sialic Acid in Nematode Chemotaxis and Infection by an Endoparasitic Nematophagous Fungus

@article{Jansson1984InvolvementOS,
  title={Involvement of Sialic Acid in Nematode Chemotaxis and Infection by an Endoparasitic Nematophagous Fungus},
  author={H B Jansson and Birgit Nordbring-Hertz},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={130},
  pages={39-43}
}
SUMMARY: Conidia of the endoparasitic nematophagous fungus Meria coniospora adhere to the sensory organs of the nematode Panagrellus redivivus leading to a complete loss of the nematode's ability to be attracted to fungi. Sialic acids located on the head region of the nematode seem to be involved in this interaction. Treatment of the nematode with sialidase reduced attraction towards fungi, and treatment with the sialic acid-specific lectin, limulin, reduced both nematode attraction and… 

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