Mode of action of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, a lethal control agent of dreissenid mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae).

@article{Molloy2013ModeOA,
  title={Mode of action of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A, a lethal control agent of dreissenid mussels (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae).},
  author={Daniel P. Molloy and Denise A. Mayer and Laure Giamb{\'e}rini and Michael J. Gaylo},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={115-21}
}
Pseudomonas fluorescens strain CL145A (Pf-CL145A) has demonstrated promise as an efficacious and selective agent for the control of macrofouling Dreissena spp. mussels. Herein, we report trials to investigate the mode of action of this biocontrol agent against Dreissena polymorpha, the zebra mussel. Exposure to dead Pf-CL145A cells achieved the same temporal pattern and percentage mussel mortality as did live cells, thereby excluding infection as the possible lethal mode of action. Histological… CONTINUE READING