Transmission of nephridial bacteria of the earthworm Eisenia fetida.

  title={Transmission of nephridial bacteria of the earthworm Eisenia fetida.},
  author={Seana K. Davidson and David A. Stahl},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={72 1},
The lumbricid earthworms (annelid family Lumbricidae) harbor gram-negative bacteria in their excretory organs, the nephridia. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing of bacteria associated with the nephridia of several earthworm species has shown that each species of worm harbors a distinct bacterial species and that the bacteria from different species form a monophyletic cluster within the genus Acidovorax, suggesting that there is a specific association resulting from radiation from a common… CONTINUE READING

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