eCite Digital Repository

Molecular Characterization of “Candidatus Similichlamydia latridicola” gen. nov., sp. nov. (Chlamydiales: “Candidatus Parilichlamydiaceae”), a Novel Chlamydia-Like Epitheliocystis Agent in the Striped Trumpeter, Latris lineata (Forster)


Stride, MC and Polkinghome, A and Miller, TL and Nowak, BF, Molecular Characterization of 'Candidatus Similichlamydia latridicola' gen. nov., sp. nov. (Chlamydiales: 'Candidatus Parilichlamydiaceae'), a Novel Chlamydia-Like Epitheliocystis Agent in the Striped Trumpeter, Latris lineata (Forster), Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79, (16) pp. 4914-4920. ISSN 1098-5336 (2013) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2013 American Society for Microbiology

DOI: doi:10.1128/AEM.00746-13


Histological analysis of gill samples taken from individuals of Latris lineata reared in aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia, and those sampled from the wild revealed the presence of epitheliocystis-like basophilic inclusions. Subsequent morphological, in situ hybridization, and molecular analyses were performed to confirm the presence of this disease and discovered a Chlamydialike organism associated with this condition, and the criteria set by Fredericks and Relman’s postulates were used to establish disease causation. Three distinct 16S rRNA genotypes were sequenced from 16 fish, and phylogenetic analyses of the nearly fulllength 16S rRNA sequences generated for this bacterial agent indicated that they were nearly identical novel members of the order Chlamydiales. This new taxon formed a well-supported clade with "Candidatus Parilichlamydia carangidicola" from the yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi). On the basis of sequence divergence over the 16S rRNA region relative to all other members of the order Chlamydiales, a new genus and species are proposed here for the Chlamydia-like bacterium from L. lineata, i.e., "Candidatus Similichlamydia latridicola" gen. nov., sp. nov.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fish pests and diseases
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Stride, MC (Dr Megan Dean)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:86384
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2013-09-11
Last Modified:2017-11-03

Repository Staff Only: item control page