Pathogens of pathogens question

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Thu Nov 18 06:27:22 EST 1999


This is far from my area of expertise, so I can not give a definitive
answer.  However, I remember seeing a number of articles in the literature
reporting on "virus-like particles" in various species of helminths.  I do
not know if these "virus-like particles" have every been shown to actually
be viruses, and I do not know if pathogenic bacteria have every been found
in helminth parasites.


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Dr. Peter W. Pappas
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Russell Farris <tryggvi at email.msn.com> wrote in message
news:uOOUr7YM$GA.290 at cpmsnbbsa05...
> I know there are viruses that prey on bacteria. Chlamydiae have been found
> in protozoans. Are there other examples of pathogens having pathogens. Are
> there, for example, bacteria that attack helminth worms? Thanks.
>
> Russ Farris
>
>






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