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Trends Microbiol. 2001 Jun;9(6):267-73.

Intracellular survival strategies of mutualistic and parasitic prokaryotes.

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Dept of Microbiology, Biocentre, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074, Würzburg, Germany.

Abstract

Endosymbiotic bacteria closely related to mammalian pathogens are widespread in invertebrates. Mutualistic and parasitic bacteria-host interactions on the various evolutionary levels apparently involve similar factors, indicating that relevant genetic information developed early in evolution. The detailed characterization of symbiotic interactions of bacteria with non-mammalian hosts should provide profound insights into the basic mechanisms of bacteria-host interactions and their evolution.

PMID:
11390241
DOI:
10.1016/s0966-842x(01)02040-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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