Enterobacteriaceae Representatives

  • Brian Austin
  • Dawn A. Austin


A wide range of enteric bacteria, including representatives of Edwardsiella, and Yersinia, have been associated with fish diseases; some of the pathogens, e.g. Y. ruckeri, being responsible for large scale losses in aquaculture. Some new species have been described, e.g. Edw. anguillarum and Edw. piscicida.

In addition to the organisms detailed below, there has been fleeting mention of a fish pathogenic role for Erwinia sp. (Starr MP, Chatterjee AV, Annu Rev Microbiol 26:289–426, (1972)) and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (Morse EG, Greenwood DE, Meyers EP, Anderson VL, Duncan MA, J Exp Sci Health Part A Environ Sci Eng 13:325–335, (1978)).


Enterics Edwardsiellosis ERM Vaccines Immunostimulants 


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  • Brian Austin
    • 1
  • Dawn A. Austin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of AquacultureUniversity of StirlingStirlingUK
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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