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The relative susceptibility of fish to infections by Flexibacter columnaris and Flexibacter maritimus

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Soltani, M and Munday, BL and Burke, CM, The relative susceptibility of fish to infections by Flexibacter columnaris and Flexibacter maritimus, Aquaculture, 140, (3) pp. 259-264. ISSN 0044-8486 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0044-8486(95)01157-9

Abstract

The susceptibility of freshwater and marine fish to infection by Flexibacter columnaris and Flexibacter maritimus was assessed in laboratory based experiments. Flexibactor columnaris produced a more severe disease in barramundi compared to goldfish. Both species suffered greater mortality at 25°C than at 20°C. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) had similar levels of susceptibility to F. maritimus infection in seawater with approximate LC50 values of 2.3 × 105 and 1.6 × 106 CFU mL-1 respectively. However, at salinity of 15‰ greenback flounder (Rhombosolea tapirina) were more resistant to F. maritimus than Atlantic salmon.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Bacteriology
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Soltani, M (Mr Mehdi Soltani)
Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
Author:Burke, CM (Dr Chris Burke)
ID Code:6623
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16
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