Serological comparison of selected isolates of Aeromonas salmonicida ssp. Salmonicida
Eight isolates of Acronionus salmonicida ssp. salmonicida were collected during furunculosis epizootics in North American Pacific coast states and provinces. Both virulent and avirulent forms of each isolate, confirmed by challenge and electron microscopy, were examined. Serological comparisons by cross-absorption agglutination tests revealed no serological differences between isolates. Using the double diffusion precipitin test, a single band was observed when antigen from a sonicated virulent strain was reacted with antiserum against a sonicated, virulent strain absorbed with homologous, avirulent strain. The presence of the single band was eliminated by excess sonication.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Serological comparison of selected isolates of Aeromonas salmonicida ssp. Salmonicida|
|Series title||Journal of Fish Diseases|
|Contributing office(s)||Leetown Science Center, Western Fisheries Research Center|