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Photorhabdus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Photorhabdus
Tree Number(s)
B03.440.450.425.590
B03.660.250.150.545
Unique ID
D020637
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020637
Scope Note
A genus of gram-negative bacteria existing symbiotically with nematodes of the family Heterorhabditidae (see RHABDITOIDEA). These nematodes infect a variety of soil-dwelling insects. Upon entering an insect host, the nematode releases Photorhabdus from its intestinal tract and the bacterium establishes a lethal septicemia in the insect.
Entry Term(s)
Photorhabdus luminescens
Xenorhabdus luminescens
Registry Number
txid29487
Related Numbers
txid29488
Previous Indexing
Enterobacteriaceae (1994-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; for XENORHABDUS LUMINESCENS see XENORHABDUS 2001-2002
History Note
2000; for XENORHABDUS LUMINESCENS use XENORHABDUS 2001-2002
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Photorhabdus Preferred
Photorhabdus luminescens Narrower
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