A total of 133 strains of Aeromonas salmonicida ssp. salmonicida, isolated from a wide variety of sources, were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns. Sixteen profiles were demonstrated, with one profile being predominant in samples from all the countries and species of fish. Our results suggest a clonal distribution of this subspecies, with a predominant clone being responsible for most of the outbreaks worldwide. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. on behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies.
|Journal||FEMS Microbiology Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|