Tackling both sides of the hostpathogen equation with Caenorhabditis elegans Ewbank J. J. Microbes and Infection 4, 247-256 (2002) If one is interested in dissecting the complex interactions that exist between host and pathogen, the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans is perhaps not the first model host that comes to mind. In this review I will introduce 'the worm' and try to show how it is, in fact, well suited to the identification of universal virulence factors and holds great promise for the study of conserved mechanisms of innate immunity.
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