Alghabshi A, Austin B & Crumlish M (2018) Aeromonas salmonicida isolated from wild and farmed fish and invertebrates in Oman. International Aquatic Research, 10 (2), pp. 145-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40071-018-0195-4
Aeromonas salmonicida was isolated from red spot emperor, king soldier bream, white-spotted rabbit fish and tilapia, and an invertebrate (abalone) in Oman during December 2011–May 2012. The cytotoxic enterotoxin ast gene was found widely distributed among the isolates; aerolysin-like protein (act) and the flagellin structural gene lafA less so; and the nuclease gene (nuc) not at all. However, there was not any evidence of pathogenicity among the isolates when tested in laboratory-based experiments using rainbow trout and Nile tilapia. Therefore, the risk of the pathogen to fish in Oman is unclear.
Aeromonas salmonicida; Fish; Invertebrates; Aquaculture; Oman
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