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Some biochemical properties and antibiotic sensitivities of Pasteurella piscicida isolated in Greece and comparison with strains from Japan, France and Italy

Citation
Bakopoulos V, Adams A & Richards R (1995) Some biochemical properties and antibiotic sensitivities of Pasteurella piscicida isolated in Greece and comparison with strains from Japan, France and Italy. Journal of Fish Diseases, 18 (1), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2761.1995.tb01260.x

Abstract
The biochemical properties and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of 13 Pasteurella piscicida isolates from Greece are described and compared with 10 Japanese and five European (Italian and French) isolates. Morphologically and biochemically, all isolates of P. piscidda tested were nearly identical and only minor differences could be detected with reference to the level of acid production from sugars (especially from glucose). Greek, Italian and French isolates showed similar antibiotic sensitivity patterns, being resistant to erythromycin, kanamycin and streptomycin, and sensitive to most of the other antibiotics tested. Resistance was also demonstrated for some isolates towards the potentiated sulphonamides. The Japanese isolates appeared to be resistant to a larger range of antibiotics including erythromycin, kanamycin, streptomycin, oxolinic acid, oxytetracycline and chloramphenicol. Multiple resistance of Japanese strains was also noted. These results are discussed in the light of future measures for the control of pasteurellosis.

Journal
Journal of Fish Diseases: Volume 18, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bakopoulos, Vassilis; Adams, Alexandra; Richards, Randolph
Publication date31/01/1995
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN0140-7775
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