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A path from predation to mutualism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20860087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Luminescent bacteria and nematodes associate in a strategy where the bacteria act as virulent pathogens of insects, used as their food supply, while the nematodes graze on them. Upon reaching high density, the bacteria produce light and metabolites that turn the nematodes into hosts permitting them to be carried over to further nematode preys. In this issue of Molecular Microbiology, Lango and Clarke show that the corresponding shift in lifestyle is triggered by a metabolic switch closely linked to the tricarboxylic acid cycle, but apparently not by the well-known acetate switch that monitors entry of bacteria into the stationary phase of growth.
Antoine Danchin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular microbiology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1365-2958     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-21     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712028     Medline TA:  Mol Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1346-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acetates / metabolism
Bacterial Proteins / genetics
Citric Acid Cycle*
Malate Dehydrogenase / genetics
Nematoda / microbiology*
Photorhabdus / enzymology,  genetics,  growth & development*,  pathogenicity
Predatory Behavior*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acetates; 0/Bacterial Proteins; EC Dehydrogenase
Comment On:
Mol Microbiol. 2010 Sep;77(6):1394-405   [PMID:  20662779 ]

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