Effects of temperature on biochemical reactions and drug resistance of virulent and avirulent Aeromonas salmonicida

Journal of Fish Diseases
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Abstract

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.

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Publication type Article
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
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2761.1982.tb00488.x
Volume 5
Issue 4
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Blackwell Science
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 9 p.
First page 329
Last page 337