This article corrects:

  1. Edwardsiella piscicida sp. nov., a novel species pathogenic to fish Volume 114, Issue 3, 644–654, Article first published online: 7 January 2013

This article corrects:

Edwardsiella piscicida sp. nov., a novel species pathogenic to fish

T. Abayneh, D.J. Colquhoun and H. Sørum

Vol. 114, Issue 3, 644–654: doi:10·1111/jam.12080

In the recently published article Abayneh et al., (2013), the results of growth characteristics at 42°C and LB broth containing 5% NaCl of the Edwardsiella isolates were erroneously reported.

It should be corrected that isolates from fish previously identified as Edwardsiella tarda included in the study were capable of growing at 42°C but not, including the E. tarda type strain (ATCC 15947T), in LB broth containing 5% NaCl. The revised results on the mentioned growth characteristics did not change the main conclusions of the article but demanded corrections in the following sections of the article.

Page 644. Abstract. Methods and results section. Lines 5–7: should read ‘… In contrast to the E. tarda type strain, fish strains did not degrade β-methyl-D-glucoside (with the exception of NCIMB 2034), citric acid and L-proline’.

Page 647. Results section. Paragraph 3, lines 1–5: should read ‘All studied strains were capable of growth at 25°C, 28°C, 30°C, 37°C and 42°C but not at 12°C on blood agar after 24 h of incubation’.

Paragraph 3, Lines 7–9: should read ‘Both isolates from fish and the type strain grew in LB broth containing 3% NaCl but not in 5% or above’.

Page 649. Results section. Table 3. The results of growth characteristics of Edwardsiella strains at 42°C should read as presented in the revised table below.

Table 3 Phenotypic characteristics identifying ET883-like Edwardsiella strains (n = 12) from closely related taxa within the genus Edwardsiella.

Strain: 1, ET883; 2, ET2640; 3, LTB4; 4, WY18, 5, ETA1; 6, ETB1, 7, ETK01; 8, RM298·1; 9, HL 9·1; 10, ET080813; 11, ET080814; 12, NCIMB 2056; 13, NCIMB 2034; 14, ATCC 15947T; 15, E. ictaluri (Al93); 16, E. hoshinae*.

CharacteristicET883-like Edwardsiella strains 
  1. w, weak growth.

  2. a

    Grimont, et al., 1981, [−]: negative 75–89%; d: positive 25–74%.

  3. b

    ND: no data.

Growth at
Citrate (Simmon's)+++
Methyl red+++++++++++++++
Indole production++++++++++++++d
H2S production++++++++++++++
Acid production from
Tween 80++++ND
Acetic acid+ND
Citric acid+ND
Formic Acid+ND
D-Glucosaminic acid++++++++++++ND
α-Keto Butyric acid+ND
α-Keto Valeric acid+ND
Quinic acid+ND
Bromosuccinic acid+++++++++++ND
L-Aspartic acid++++++++++++ND
L-Glutamic acid++++++ND
Glycyl-L-Aspartic acid+++++++++++ND
Glycyl-L-Glutamic acid++++++ND

Page 650. Discussion. Second paragraph, lines 1–2: should read ‘The differences in biochemical profiles observed in the Biolog GN2 microplate substrate panel…’

Page 651. Discussion. Paragraph 6, lines 1–2: should read ‘The phenotypical (virulence and biochemical characteristics) similarities of NCIMB 2034…’

Paragraph 7, lines 1–2: should read ‘In conclusion, the phenotypical findings relating to virulence and biochemical profiling and the results of genetic characterizations (DDH and phylogenetic analysis) indicate that, with the exception of strain NCIMB 2034, Edwardsiella isolates from fish included in this study, previously classified as E. tarda (ET883-like strains) do not belong to E. tarda or any of the previously established taxa within the genus Edwardsiella’.

Page 652. Under description of Edwardsiella piscicida sp. nov. section; Paragraph 1, lines 6–10: should read ‘…Optimum temperature for growth is 28–30°C although growth can occur at 25, 37 and 42°C but not at 12°C. Growth occurs at NaCl concentrations of 1–3% but not at 5% or above’.

The authors apologise for any confusion this may have caused.