Effects of temperature on biochemical reactions and drug resistance of virulent and avirulent Aeromonas salmonicida
Incubation temperatures of 11°, 18° and 28° did not substantially affect biochemical reactions of either virulent or avirulent forms of Aeromonas salmonicida subspecies salmonicida. The only change observed, amygdalin fermentation, was positive at 11° and 18° but negative at 28°C. Several isolates utilized sucrose, a characteristic not normally recognized for A. salmonicida subspecies salmonicida.Antimicrobial susceptibility screening indicated resistance to novobiocin increased at the higher incubation temperatures. Standardized drug sensitivity testing procedures and precise zone diameter interpretive standards for bacterial fish pathogens are needed.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Effects of temperature on biochemical reactions and drug resistance of virulent and avirulent Aeromonas salmonicida|
|Series title||Journal of Fish Diseases|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Fisheries Research Center|