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Isolation of Yersinia ruckeri Bacteriophages

Authors
  • R. M. W. Stevenson
  • D. W. Airdrie
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1984
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

Eight bacteriophages effective against Yersinia ruckeri, the enteric redmouth disease bacterium, were isolated. Phage YerA41, a tailed icosahedral virus isolated from sewage enrichments, lysed 34 of 35 strains of Y. ruckeri serovar I, but was inactive against 15 strains belonging to three other serological groups. Six other phages lysed strains of serovars II, V, and I′, a subgroup of serovar I. YerL62, a phage obtained by mitomycin C induction, was specific for one of three serovar V strains. These bacteriophages, particularly YerA41, have potential value for fish disease diagnostic work.

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