First report on genetic characterization, cell-surface properties and pathogenicity of Lactococcus garvieae, emerging pathogen isolated from cage-cultured cobia (Rachycentron canadum).

@article{Rao2021FirstRO,
  title={First report on genetic characterization, cell-surface properties and pathogenicity of Lactococcus garvieae, emerging pathogen isolated from cage-cultured cobia (Rachycentron canadum).},
  author={Shreesha Rao and Hieu Trung Pham and Sayuj Poudyal and Li-Wu Cheng and Sandra Celenia Nazareth and Pei-Chi Wang and Shih‐Chu Chen},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2021}
}
The diseased cage-cultured cobia (Rachycentron canadum) displayed clinical signs, haemorrhagic eyes, dorsal darkness and gross pathological lesions, enlargement of spleen and liver. Haemorrhages were found in brain, heart and liver with cumulative mortality rates ranging from 20% to 50%. Extensive congestion in the heart, liver, spleen, kidney, and brain were observed histopathologically. Epicarditis and meningitis were also revealed in diseased cobia. All isolates recovered from the organs… 

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