Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: Another Vibrio.|
Species epithet: salmon killer.
|Significance:||A. salmonicida is of minor importance in Sweden, but important in other countries, e.g. Norway.
[Of minor importance]
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Vibrio salmonicida|
|Type Strain:||HI 7751 = ATCC 43839 = CIP 103166 = LMG 14010 = NCIMB 2262.|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped with flagella.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase - (= indole -)|
|Disease:||Cold-water vibriosis (CV).
|Hosts:||Farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), sea farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and captive Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).|
|Virulence Factors:||A. salmonicida possess a siderophore, bisucaberin, to acquire iron.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Six species have been described within the genus Aliivibrio and they are, as the name implies, closely related to members of the genus Aliivibrio. A. salmonicida is also closely related to Listonella anguillarum.|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...