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PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 11(2) February 2015

PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 11(2) February 2015

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Intracellular infection of the C. elegans intestine by microsporidia

Balla et al. show that a strain of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans from Hawaii is able to clear intracellular infection by its natural microsporidian pathogen Nematocida parisii. The top image labels N. parisii inside the C. elegans intestine, using fluorescent in situ hybridization staining the pathogen in red and DAPI staining DNA in blue—lower images show alternate color schemes for the intestinal infection.

Image Credit: Keir Balla

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Intracellular infection of the C. elegans intestine by microsporidia

Balla et al. show that a strain of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans from Hawaii is able to clear intracellular infection by its natural microsporidian pathogen Nematocida parisii. The top image labels N. parisii inside the C. elegans intestine, using fluorescent in situ hybridization staining the pathogen in red and DAPI staining DNA in blue—lower images show alternate color schemes for the intestinal infection.

Image Credit: Keir Balla

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.ppat.v11.i02.g001