Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host

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Microbes can defend their host against virulent infections, but direct evidence for the adaptive origin of microbe-mediated protection is lacking. Using experimental evolution of a novel, tripartite interaction, we demonstrate that mildly pathogenic bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis) living in worms (Caenorhabditis elegans) rapidly evolved to defend their… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2015.259

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@inproceedings{King2016RapidEO, title={Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host}, author={Kayla C. King and Michael A Brockhurst and Olga Vasieva and Steve Paterson and Alex Betts and Suzanne A. Ford and Crystal L. Frost and Malcolm James Horsburgh and Sam Haldenby and Gregory D D Hurst}, booktitle={The ISME Journal}, year={2016} }