Fluorescence appeared in both the pcnc-2
::mCherry and pcnc-2
::GFP reporter strains when worms were infected with D. coniospora at any and all stages. The cnc-2
reporter genes were expressed exclusively in the epidermis. Authors found no induction of expression of either reporter gene after infection with the bacterial pathogens S. marcescens and P. aeruginosa or exposure to high salt.