|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]
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Vibrio salmonicida|
|Type Strain:||HI 7751 = ATCC 43839 = CIP 103166 = LMG 14010 = NCIMB 2262.|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped with flagella.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase - (= indole -)|
|Disease:||Cold-water vibriosis (CV).
|Hosts:||Farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), sea farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and captive Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).|
|Virulence Factors:||A. salmonicida possess a siderophore, bisucaberin, to acquire iron.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Six species have been described within the genus Aliivibrio and they are, as the name implies, closely related to members of the genus Aliivibrio. A. salmonicida is also closely related to Listonella anguillarum.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...