|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; motile|
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after Dr. J. Liston (?).|
Species epithet: of eels.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Vibrio anguillarum|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19264 = CCUG 47265 = NCTC 12159.|
||Small translucent colonies (1-2 mm in diameter after 24 h). Hemolysis kan be observed around individual kolonies after 24 h and after 48 h massive hemolysis has occured where the colonies are close together (see Fig. 85:3).|
|Micromorphology:||Small (0.5-0.8 x 1.4-2.6 µm) motile and curved rods (comma-shaped). The bacterium has one polar flagellum. Thus, the bacterium is monotrichous.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase - (= indole -), urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate +, Voges-Proskauer +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
||V. anguillarum is growing well on purple agar, but this strain does not ferment lactose.|
|Disease:||Vibriosis or red pest of eels.
|Hosts:||Salmonid fish, eel|
|Clinical Picture:||Wounds in the skinn, septicemia, spleenomegaly.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Two species have been described within the genus Listonella and they are closely related to species within the genera Vibrio and Aliivibrio.|
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