Editor: Jorge Crosa
Agar culture of Piscirickettsia salmonis, a serious pathogen of farmed salmonid and marine fish
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2007
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume 278, Issue 1, pages 43–47, January 2008
How to Cite
Mikalsen, J., Skjærvik, O., Wiik-Nielsen, J., Wasmuth, M. A. and Colquhoun, D. J. (2008), Agar culture of Piscirickettsia salmonis, a serious pathogen of farmed salmonid and marine fish. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 278: 43–47. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2007.00977.x
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 19 NOV 2007
- Received 16 May 2007; accepted 11 September 2007.First published online 19 November 2007.
- Piscirickettsia salmonis;
- in vitro;
Piscirickettsia salmonis, a serious bacterial pathogen of farmed marine fish, previously considered culturable only in eukaryotic cell-culture systems, was grown for the first time on agar and broth containing enhanced levels of cysteine, thus greatly increasing the potential for isolation, in vitro culture and study of this organism. Virulence towards Atlantic salmon following passage on agar media was retained in a controlled laboratory trial. Of the studied temperatures, optimal growth on agar was observed at 22 °C.