Author(s): Merino S, Camprub S, Toms JM
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Abstract Growth of Aeromonas hydrophila strains from serotype O:34 at 20 and 37 degrees C in tryptic soy broth resulted in changes in the lipids, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and virulence of the strains tested. Cells grown at 20 degrees C contained, relative to those cultured at 37 degrees C, increased levels of the phospholipid fatty acids hexadecanoate and octadecanoate and reduced levels of the corresponding saturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the lipid A fatty acids also showed thermoadaptation. In addition, LPS extracted from cells cultivated at 20 degrees C was smooth, while the LPS extracted from the same cells cultivated at 37 degrees C was rough. Finally, the strains were more virulent for fish and mice when they were grown at 20 degrees C than when they were grown at 37 degrees C and also showed increased different extracellular activities when they were grown at 20 degrees C.
This article was published in Infect Immun
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development