Streptococcus shiloi andStreptococcus difficile: Two new streptococcal species causing a meningoencephalitis in fish

@article{Eldar2005StreptococcusSA,
  title={Streptococcus shiloi andStreptococcus difficile: Two new streptococcal species causing a meningoencephalitis in fish},
  author={Avi Eldar and Yitzhak Bejerano and Herv{\'e} Bercovier},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={28},
  pages={139-143}
}
A bacterial meningoencephalitis in St. Peter's fish (Tilapia spp.) and trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) appeared in Israel in 1986 and rapidly spread throughout the country, causing considerable economic losses. We isolated and identified the agents of this disease. They were Gram-positive, nonsporulating, facultatively anaerobic chain-forming cocci, catalase negative. They were able to grow at pH 9.6 but not at 10°C nor at 45°C nor in the presence of 40% (vol/vol) bile salts or in the presence of 6… 
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