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Evidence against dormacy in the bacterial fish pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida

A.S. Rose, A.E. Ellis, A.L.S. Munro
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.1990.tb04131.x 105-107 First published online: 1 March 1990


Results indicate that A. salmonicida does not enter an unculturable dormant state. The resuscitation of dormant cells by nutrient both described by previous workers appears to be due to the presence of small numbers of viable, culturable cells too few to be detected by the sampling protocol employed.

Key words
  • Aeromonas salmonicida
  • Fish pathogen
  • Survival
  • River water
  • Dormancy

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