Comamonas spp

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Camomonas spp under high-powered light microscopy[1]

Comamonas spp are a Gram-negative proteobacterial symbiont which parasitizes Spirocerca lupi.

These proteobacteria are intimately involved in their lifecycle and has recently been targeted as a possible treatment method to target eradication of this parasite[2].

Species which are involved with Spirocerca is thought to be Comamonas testosteroni, a normal digestive bacteria found within many bacteria-feeding nematodes[3].

References

  1. MicroWorld
  2. Gottlieb Y et al (2012) A novel bacterial symbiont in the nematode Spirocerca lupi. BMC Microbiol 12(1):133
  3. Kimpinski J & Sturz AV (1996) Population growth of a rhabditid nematode on plant growth promoting bacteria from potato tubers and rhizosphere soil. J Nematol 28(4S):682-686