Author(s): Westerdahl A, Olsson JC, Kjelleberg S, Conway PL
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Abstract More than 400 isolates from the intestine and the external surface of farmed Scophtalmus maximus as well as from fish food and hatchery water were screened for inhibitory effects against the fish pathogen Vibrio anguillarum HI 11345 and seven other fish pathogens. The bacteria with inhibitory effects were then characterized with regard to their sites of colonization, especially the intestinal regions and sites within each region. Of the total number of bacterial isolates from the intestine, 28\% were inhibitory against V. anguillarum HI 11345. A marine biochemical assay was used to order the inhibitory strains into different phena. Most inhibitory bacteria were found in the rinse and mucus fractions of the gastrointestinal tract. No correlations among the different phena, site of colonization, and inhibitory effect could be found; however, a biochemical diversity was noted in the strains with an inhibitory effect. Of the isolates with an inhibitory effect against V. anguillarum HI 11345, 60\% had an inhibitory effect on five other fish-pathogenic serotypes of V. anguillarum. Inhibitory effects of the isolates were also shown against Aeromonas salmonicida and Aeromonas hydrophila.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development