Limitations in the use of Drosophila melanogaster as a model host for gram-positive bacterial infection.

@article{Jensen2007LimitationsIT,
  title={Limitations in the use of Drosophila melanogaster as a model host for gram-positive bacterial infection.},
  author={Rikke Lind Jensen and Ken Steen Pedersen and Volker Loeschcke and Hanne Ingmer and J\orgen Johannes Leisner},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={218-23}
}
AIMS To examine sensitivities of various Drosophila melanogaster strains towards human pathogenic and nonpathogenic gram-positive bacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS The D. melanogaster Oregon R strain was infected by injecting the thorax with a needle containing Escherichia coli (negative control), Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus (both food-borne pathogens), Listeria innocua, Bacillus subtilis, Carnobacterium maltaromaticum, Lactobacillus plantarum or Pediococcus acidilactici (all… CONTINUE READING
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