TABLE 1.

Worm survival on lawns of Enterococcus

Bacterial strainGrowth conditiona% Survival of nematodesMobilityb
E007Anaerobic0.0 ± 0.0
VS583Anaerobic100 ± 0.0+++
SE34Anaerobic0.0 ± 0.0
2C4 Anaerobic0.0 ± 0.0
2F22 Anaerobic86.6 ± 5.4−/+
11M12 Anaerobic100 ± 0.0+++
SE34Aerobic100 ± 0.0+++
2C4 Aerobic23.1 ± 3.7−/+
  • a Worm survival was scored after 15 h of incubation for anaerobic growth and after 18 h of incubation for aerobic growth.

  • b Average worm mobility was scored as follows: +++, normal movement; ++, slowed movement; +, movement restricted to the head and tail; −, no movement.