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Hafnia alvei is a gram-negative facultatively anaerobic bacillus that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. This organism is a causative agent of intestinal disorders and is found in different environments. H. alvei has received increased clinical attention as a cause of different infections in humans. This study was performed to compare the MicroScan(More)
We report the case of a 28-year-old nulliparous woman who presented at 36 weeks’ gestation with preeclampsia: high blood pressure, proteinuria and edema. Serum test results were normal and platelet count was 155 × 103/mm3. After 30 h the patient initiated severe epigastric pain and vomits, and lab tests presented a slight increase in liver enzymes. The(More)
Genetically modified auxotrophic mutants of different fish pathogens have been used as live vaccines in laboratory experiments, but the behavior of the strains after release into aquatic ecosystems has not been characterized. We previously constructed and characterized an aroA mutant of Aeromonas hydrophila and studied the protection afforded by this mutant(More)
Hafnia alvei is considered an opportunistic pathogen of animal and humans, affecting a wide range of homeothermic and poikilothermic hosts with different body temperatures. In this work, H. alvei strains isolated from different sources were studied with regard to their capacity to form biofilms under different environmental conditions. Strain, growth phase,(More)
This study was performed to compare the MicroScan WalkAway automated identification system in conjunction with the new MicroScan Combo Negative type 1S panels with conventional biochemical methods for identifying 85 environmental, clinical, and reference strains of eight Aeromonas species.
An auxotrophic aroA mutant of the Aeromonas hydrophila AG2 strain is a live attenuated vaccine against A. hydrophila infection in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The protection conferred by the live attenuated vaccine against A. salmonicida strains is reported here, and several parameters of the specific and non-specific immune response in vaccinated(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the invasion and intracellular survival of different Hafnia alvei strains in HeLa cells. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed different experiments on the bacterial invasion of different strains of H. alvei into the HeLa cell line using gentamicin protection assays and immunofluorescence. We also report the time(More)
Aeromonas hydrophila is a pathogen that causes disease in a wide range of homeothermic and poikilothermic hosts due to its multifactorial virulence. We have previously described the characterisation and use of an auxotrophic aroA mutant of the A. hydrophila AG2 strain as a live attenuated vaccine against A. hydrophila infections in rainbow trout(More)
Automated systems are required when numerous samples need to be processed, offering both high through put and test of a multiple simultaneously. This study was performed to compare the MicroScan WalkAway automated identification system in conjunction with the new MicroScan Combo Neg Panels Type 1S with conventional biochemical methods for identifying ten(More)
A virulent strain of Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida (Pdp) was grown without (C form) or with (C+ form) glucose supplementation, the latter to enhance capsule formation. Both forms were resistant to killing by normal serum of seabream, red porgy and seabass. However, the C form was killed by immune serum of all three fish species while the C+ form(More)