[Celegans] C. elegans mutants

g Joshua via celegans%40net.bio.net (by g.Joshua from lshtm.ac.uk)
Wed May 30 09:26:30 EST 2007


Dear Colleagues,
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (and Yersinia pestis) form a biofilm on C.
elegans (Joshua et al (2003) Microbiol 149, 3221-9). Early in
"infection" and also on specific mutants of Y. pseudotuberculosis,
C.elegans moves in an aberrant fashion ie with markedly
increased flexion, leaving characteristic tracks in the bacterial lawn -
see attached and Ref.
My question is: are there any C. elegans mutants which move in a
similar manner?
 
G. Joshua
 
G.W.P.Joshua
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dept. Infectious and Tropical Diseases,
Keppel St.,
London WC1E 7HT.
Tel:     (+44) (0)20 7927 2028
FAX:    (+44) (0)20 7637 4314
E-mail:  g.joshua from lshtm.ac.uk


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