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Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1991 Jul;41(3):406-9.

Enterococcus seriolicida sp. nov., a fish pathogen.

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Fish Disease Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kochi University, Japan.

Abstract

The properties and taxonomic position of bacterial strains isolated from diseased specimens of cultured yellowtail and eels were examined. The isolates were gram-positive, short-chain-forming, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic cocci. Growth at 10 and 45 degrees C in 6.5% NaCl (pH 9.6) with 40% bile and in 0.1% methylene blue-milk were both positive. The isolates could be distinguished from other species of the genus Enterococcus by several biochemical characteristics and by Lancefield's group antigen. Guanine-plus-cytosine content of DNA was 44 mol% as determined by the thermal melting temperature. The value for DNA-DNA hybridization was sufficiently low to warrant distinguishing this species from reported. Enterococcus species. The name Enterococcus seriolicida is proposed. The type strain is YT-3 (=ATCC 49156).

PMID:
1883715
DOI:
10.1099/00207713-41-3-406
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