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Candidatus Renichlamydia lutjani, a Gram-negative bacterium in internal organs of blue striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira from Hawaii.

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

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DOI: 10.3354/dao02441

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Abstract

The blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira (Perciformes, Lutjanidae) are cosmopolitan in the Indo-Pacific but were introduced into Oahu, Hawaii, USA, in the 1950s and have since colonized most of the archipelago. Studies of microparasites in blue-striped snappers from Hawaii revealed chlamydia-like organisms (CLO) infecting the spleen and kidney, characterized by intracellular basophilic granular inclusions containing Gram-negative and Gimenez-positive bacteria similar in appearance to epitheliocysts when seen under light microscopy. We provide molecular evidence that CLO are a new member of Chlamydiae, i.e. Candidatus Renichlamydia lutjani, that represents the first reported case of chlamydial infection in organs other than the gill in fishes.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Candidatus Renichlamydia lutjani, a Gram-negative bacterium in internal organs of blue striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira from Hawaii.
Series title:
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
DOI:
10.3354/dao02441
Volume
98
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Inter-Research Science Center
Publisher location:
Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
First page:
249
Last page:
254
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i