The Bacterivore's Solution: Fight and Flight to Promote Survival

Dev Cell. 2019 Apr 8;49(1):7-9. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.03.021.


Bacterial avoidance and innate immune response are two ways by which C. elegans respond to pathogenic bacteria. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Kumar et al. (2019) and Singh and Aballay (2019) demonstrate that bacterial colonization is essential to induce both responses, which may be associated with somatic and reproductive longevity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins*
  • Caenorhabditis elegans*
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Longevity
  • Signal Transduction


  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins