The Endoparasitic Nematophagous Fungus Meria coniospora Infects Nematodes Specifically at the Chemosensory Organs

@article{Jansson1983TheEN,
  title={The Endoparasitic Nematophagous Fungus Meria coniospora Infects Nematodes Specifically at the Chemosensory Organs},
  author={H. Jansson and B. Nordbring-Hertz},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={129},
  pages={1121-1126}
}
  • H. Jansson, B. Nordbring-Hertz
  • Published 1983
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • SUMMARY: Conidia of the endoparasitic fungus Meria coniospora infected the bacterial-feeding nematode Panagrellus redivivus at specific sites, namely the mouth region and in male nematodes also in the tail. Plant-parasitic nematodes were also infected in other parts of the body. The specific infection sites in P. redivivus were the sensory organs, which are the sites of chemoreception. Blocking of chemoreceptors by adhered conidia of M. coniospora caused a complete loss of the ability of… CONTINUE READING
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