Nematodes are used as a model system for bacteria-host interactions, because of they are well characterized and easy to handle. We study how species interaction affect evolution using a system of a bacteriovorous roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans and a bacteria Escherichia coli. Although bacteria are a food source to the nematode, they do also colonize the gut. This video explains the aim of this study:

Scientists involved in this project

Meike Wortel