Isolation of a virulent Piscirickettsia salmonis from the brain of naturally infected coho salmon

@inproceedings{Skarmeta2003IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a virulent Piscirickettsia salmonis from the brain of naturally infected coho salmon},
  author={A. M. Skarmeta and Vitalia Henr{\'i}quez and Marcela Zahr and Cristi{\'a}n Orrego and Sergio Marshall},
  year={2003}
}
A Piscirickettsia salmonis was isolated from the brain of a diseased coho salmon during an outbreak in Southern Chile. The isolate, AS-98, showed similar genetic, biochemical, serological and virulence characteristics to the type strain LF-89. The brain might represent an important residence site for P.salmonis. Piscirickettsia salmonis is an endemic and widely distributed pathogen among cultured salmonids in seawater net pens in Southern Chile. Since the initial isolation of this intracelullar… CONTINUE READING