qRT-PCR analyses. (a) Expression levels of common response genes representing two gene families were measured and data reported as mean difference between infected and control animals following infection with the four pathogens (S. m, S. marcescens; E. f, E. faecalis; E. c, E. carotovora; P. l, P. luminescens). (b) The expression levels of asp-3, asp-6 and clec-63 were followed over a period of five days in C. elegans infected with S. marcescens; data reported as mean difference between infected and control animals. Bars represent standard errors (at least two independent measurements). (c) The antimicrobial gene nlp-29 responds specifically to fungal infection. The expression levels of nlp-29 were measured following infection with the fungal pathogen (D. c, D. coniospora) and the four bacterial pathogens. Data are reported as mean difference between infected and control animals. Bars represent standard errors (three independent measurements).
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