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Molecular and phenotypic features of aeromonads isolated from snails (Helix aspersa) affected with a new summer disease.
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PMID:  9230675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-four aeromonads were isolated during the summer of 1994 from snails (Helix aspersa) affected or not by a newly described disease. Snta 1 rRNA gene restriction patterns (ribotyping) and nine selected conventional phenotypic tests were performed to retrospectively determine relationships among these isolates regarding the disease. Results from ribotyping were found highly discriminant in strain differentiation and suggest the possible existence of a group of Aeromonas associated with the disease. Biochemical and molecular characterizations indicated that most of these disease-associated aeromonads could belong to the phenospecies A. hydrophila. Phenospecies of aeromonads from healthy snails were distinct from those isolated from diseased snails and could be identified as A. caviae or remained undetermined. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a probable pathogenic aeromonad found in snails, extending the host-pathogen spectrum of Aeromonas.
A Kodjo; F Haond; Y Richard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin. Reihe B. Journal of veterinary medicine. Series B     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0514-7166     ISO Abbreviation:  Zentralblatt Veterinarmedizin Reihe B     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-10     Completed Date:  1997-10-10     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331325     Medline TA:  Zentralbl Veterinarmed B     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Microbiologie et d'Epidémiologie Moléculaire, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aeromonas / classification,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Bacterial Typing Techniques / veterinary
Helix (Snails) / microbiology*
RNA, Bacterial / genetics
RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Bacterial; 0/RNA, Ribosomal

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