Isolation of a virulent Piscirickettsia salmonis from the brain of naturally infected coho salmon

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Abstract

A Piscirickettsia salmonis was isolated from the brain of a diseased coho salmon during an outbreak in Southern Chile. The isolate, AS-98, showed similar genetic, biochemical, serological and virulence characteristics to the type strain LF-89. The brain might represent an important residence site for P.salmonis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists
Volume20
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2000

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