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Exp Parasitol. 1983 Apr;55(2):258-63.

Neoaplectana species: specificity of association with bacteria of the genus Xenorhabdus.

Abstract

Each of five Neoaplectana (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) species was cultured monoxenically with various Xenorhabdus (Eubacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) isolates. The nematodes were usually able to reproduce when cultured with the bacterial symbiont of any one of the five Neoaplectana spp. but never with Xenorhabdus luminescens, symbiotic with Heterorhabditis spp., or with the Xenorhabdus sp. isolated from an undescribed steinernematid species. Only Neoaplectana bibionis could be cultured with the Xenorhabdus symbiont of Steinernema kraussei. A high proportion of infectives were able to carry within their intestine X. nematophilus isolated from other strains of the same nematode species; a small proportion of infectives were able to carry X. nematophilus isolated from other nematode species.

PMID:
6832284
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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