• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Diseases of aquatic organisms 2004
  • DOI:10.3354/dao060149

Studies on the virulence of Aerococcus viridans (var.) homari, the causative agent of gaffkemia, a fatal disease of homarid lobsters.

@article{Stewart2004StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the virulence of Aerococcus viridans (var.) homari, the causative agent of gaffkemia, a fatal disease of homarid lobsters.},
  author={James E. Stewart and John W Cornick and B M Zwicker and Ben − Yehuda Arie},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2004},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          149-55
        }
}
Virulent and avirulent strains of Aerococcus viridans (var.) homari were used to extend previous studies to determine and confirm differences between the 2 types. Virulent strains possessed polysaccharide capsules and were not agglutinated by lobster hemolymph serum; avirulent strains did not have capsules, were agglutinated by the lobster hemolymph serum, and most did not grow well in lobster hemolymph serum. Growth of the avirulent strains in sterile lobster hemolymph serum induced the… CONTINUE READING

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