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Virulence of Serratia Strains against Costelytra zealandica

By Binglin Tan, Trevor A. Jackson and Mark R. H. Hurst


Strains of Serratia spp. showed a high level of virulence when injected into the hemocoel of larvae Costelytra zealandica, with Serratia entomophila, S. plymuthica, and S. marcescens showing significantly higher virulence than S. proteamaculans. Toxicity was independent of the amber disease-causing plasmid pADAP, suggesting a generalized Serratia toxin

Topics: Invertebrate Microbiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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