- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 39, Issue 3
f Flavobacterium branchiophila sp. nov., a Causative Agent of Bacterial Gill Disease of Freshwater Fishes
- Authors: H. WAKABAYASHI*, G. J. HUH, N. KIMURA
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 July 1989, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 39: 213-216, doi: 10.1099/00207713-39-3-213
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
The name Flavobacterium branchiophila is proposed for a group of 16 bacterial strains that were isolated in Japan (5 isolates), Oregon (10 isolates), and Hungary (1 isolate) from cultured salmonids or sheatfish suffering from bacterial gill disease. These bacteria grow in cytophaga medium at temperatures between 10 and 25°C. The isolates are gram-negative, nonmotile, slender rods measuring 0.5 by 5 to 8 p.m. They utilize gelatin, casein, starch, glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, and trehalose. The mean guanine-plus-cytosine content of the deoxyribonucleic acids of three selected strains was 30 mol%. Strain BGD-7721 (= ATCC 35035) is designated the type strain of the new species.
Copyright © 1989 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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