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Species/Subspecies: Aliivibrio salmonicida
Etymology: Genus name: Another Vibrio.
Species epithet: salmon killer.
Significance:A. salmonicida is of minor importance in Sweden, but important in other countries, e.g. Norway.
  [Of minor importance]   
Old Species Name(s):Vibrio salmonicida
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ProteobacteriaGammaproteobacteriaVibrionalesVibrionaceaeAliivibrio
Type Strain: HI 7751 = ATCC 43839 = CIP 103166 = LMG 14010 = NCIMB 2262.
Macromorphology (smell):
Aliivibrio salmonicida 
Micromorphology: Rod shaped with flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Catalase/Oxidase:
Other Enzymes: Tryptophanase - (= indole -)
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), sea farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and captive Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).
Disease (Swedish):Kallvattensvibrios eller Hitra-sjuka.
Disease (English):Cold-water vibriosis (CV).
Clinical Picture:
Virulence Factors: A. salmonicida possess a siderophore, bisucaberin, to acquire iron.

Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
FM178380 NC_011312.1 & NC_011313.1 4 531 626 2c + 4c 
Chrom. I (3 325 165 bp) and chrom. II (1 206 461 bp), respectively.

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X70643 NCMB 2262T 1478 12 
Eleven rRNA operons on chrom. I and one on chrom. II

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Updated:2014-12-01
 

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