Susceptibility and immune response of Deroceras reticulatum, Milax gagates and Limax pseudoflavus exposed to the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita.

@article{Rae2008SusceptibilityAI,
  title={Susceptibility and immune response of Deroceras reticulatum, Milax gagates and Limax pseudoflavus exposed to the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita.},
  author={Robbie G Rae and Jamie F Robertson and Michael J. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={
          61-9
        }
}
We exposed three slug species (Deroceras reticulatum (Müller), Milax gagates (Draparnaud) and Limax pseudoflavus L.) to the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita Schneider. P. hermaphrodita was able to cause mortality and feeding inhibition to both D. reticulatum and M. gagates but did not negatively affect L. pseudoflavus. On dissection of surviving L. pseudoflavus large numbers of P. hermaphrodita were found encapsulated in the shell of the slug. We found that by increasing shell… CONTINUE READING

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