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Champignon filamenteux "Drechmeria coniospora" envahissant un ver nématode adulte

Drechmeria coniospora, a filamentous fungus, invading an adult nematode worm, caenorhabditis elegans, observed using fluorescence confocal microscopy (GFP). This process involves the diffusion of hyphae ( filamentous elements forming the vegetative feeding apparatus of the fungus), 60 hours after infection. Studying a natural pathogen of nematode worms provides insights into the virulence factors developed by the pathogen to counter the host's defence mechanisms, and vice versa.

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