Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, 97:207 | Cite as

Isolation of Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio splendidus from captive-bred seahorses with disease symptoms

  • José L. Balcázar
  • Alfonso Gallo-Bueno
  • Miquel Planas
  • José Pintado
Short Communication

Abstract

Vibrio species isolated from diseased seahorses were characterized by PCR amplification of repetitive bacterial DNA elements (rep-PCR) and identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis. The results demonstrated that Vibrio alginolyticus and Vibrio splendidus were predominant in the lesions of these seahorses. To our knowledge, this is the first time that these bacterial species have been associated with disease symptoms in captive-bred seahorses.

Keywords

Seahorses rep-PCR Disease symptoms Vibrio alginolyticus Vibrio splendidus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José L. Balcázar
    • 1
  • Alfonso Gallo-Bueno
    • 1
  • Miquel Planas
    • 1
  • José Pintado
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones MarinasConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)VigoSpain

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