Formation of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis biofilms on multiple surfaces on Caenorhabditis elegans

Marc A. Nascarella, Steven M. Presley

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Abstract

A liquid-based assay was used to evaluate the ability of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis to form a bacterial biofilm on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. After 3 days of incubation in the liquid assay a biofilm was clearly visible by light microscopy on both the head and vulva region of the worms. At times, the biofilm formation on the vulva appeared to prevent the laying of eggs by the adult hermaphrodite; the eggs would later hatch inside of the worm. One possible explanation for the biofilm formation observed on the vulva may be the increased motion of the cuticle surrounding the vulva when the worm is immersed in a liquid culture. This is the first report of biofilm formation on the vulva of C. elegans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Biofilm
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Endotokia matricide
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

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