Chondroitin AC lyase activity is related to virulence of fish pathogenic Flavobacterium columnare.

@article{Suomalainen2006ChondroitinAL,
  title={Chondroitin AC lyase activity is related to virulence of fish pathogenic Flavobacterium columnare.},
  author={L R Suomalainen and Marja Annika Tiirola and E. Tellervo Valtonen},
  journal={Journal of fish diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={757-63}
}
The virulence of eight Flavobacterium columnare strains was studied to find correlations between several virulence-related factors and virulence. Virulence was tested in vivo using rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum). Suggested virulence-related factors such as production of the degradative enzyme chondroitin lyase, plasmid occurrence and adhesion capability were studied in vitro. Infection with the four most virulent strains resulted in 95-100% mortality within 114 h. Chondroitin… CONTINUE READING

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