Advanced search
1 file | 685.95 KB

First isolation of Vibrio tapetis and an atypical strain of Aeromonas salmonicida from skin ulcerations in common dab (Limanda limanda) in the North Sea

(2018) JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES. 41(2). p.329-335
Author
Organization
Abstract
Skin ulcerations rank amongst the most prevalent lesions affecting wild common dab (Limanda limanda) with an increase in prevalence of up to 3.5% in the Belgian part of the North Sea. A complex aetiology of these ulcerations is suspected, and many questions remain on the exact factors contributing to these lesions. To construct the aetiological spectrum of skin ulcerations in flatfish, a one-day monitoring campaign was undertaken in the North Sea. Fifteen fish presented with one or more ulcerations on the pigmented and/or non-pigmented side. Pathological features revealed various stages of ulcerations with loss of epidermal and dermal tissue, inflammatory infiltrates and degeneration of the myofibers bordering the ulceration, albeit in varying degrees. Upon bacteriological examination, pure cultures of Vibrio tapetis were retrieved in high numbers from five fish and of Aeromonas salmonicida in one fish. The V.tapetis isolates showed cross-reactivity with the sera against the representative strain of serotype O2 originating form a carpet-shell clam (Ruditapes descussatus). Moreover, the A.salmonicida isolates displayed a previously undescribed vapA gene sequence (A-layer type) with possible specificity towards common dab. Further research is necessary to pinpoint the exact role of these agents in the development of skin ulcerations in common dab.
Keywords
Aeromonas salmonicida, A-layer, common dab (Limanda limanda), North Sea, Skin ulcerations, Vibrio tapetis, FLOUNDER PLATICHTHYS-FLESUS, DUTCH WADDEN SEA, BALTIC SEA, GADUS-MORHUA, FISH, DISEASE, SURFACE, ULCERS, SOLE, TRANSMISSION

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 685.95 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Vercauteren, Maaike, Evelien De Swaef, Annelies Declercq, Leslie Bosseler, Snorre Gulla, Sabela Balboa, Jesus L Romalde, et al. 2018. “First Isolation of Vibrio Tapetis and an Atypical Strain of Aeromonas Salmonicida from Skin Ulcerations in Common Dab (Limanda Limanda) in the North Sea.” Journal of Fish Diseases 41 (2): 329–335.
APA
Vercauteren, Maaike, De Swaef, E., Declercq, A., Bosseler, L., Gulla, S., Balboa, S., Romalde, J. L., et al. (2018). First isolation of Vibrio tapetis and an atypical strain of Aeromonas salmonicida from skin ulcerations in common dab (Limanda limanda) in the North Sea. JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES, 41(2), 329–335.
Vancouver
1.
Vercauteren M, De Swaef E, Declercq A, Bosseler L, Gulla S, Balboa S, et al. First isolation of Vibrio tapetis and an atypical strain of Aeromonas salmonicida from skin ulcerations in common dab (Limanda limanda) in the North Sea. JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES. 2018;41(2):329–35.
MLA
Vercauteren, Maaike, Evelien De Swaef, Annelies Declercq, et al. “First Isolation of Vibrio Tapetis and an Atypical Strain of Aeromonas Salmonicida from Skin Ulcerations in Common Dab (Limanda Limanda) in the North Sea.” JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES 41.2 (2018): 329–335. Print.
@article{8543444,
  abstract     = {Skin ulcerations rank amongst the most prevalent lesions affecting wild common dab (Limanda limanda) with an increase in prevalence of up to 3.5\% in the Belgian part of the North Sea. A complex aetiology of these ulcerations is suspected, and many questions remain on the exact factors contributing to these lesions. To construct the aetiological spectrum of skin ulcerations in flatfish, a one-day monitoring campaign was undertaken in the North Sea. Fifteen fish presented with one or more ulcerations on the pigmented and/or non-pigmented side. Pathological features revealed various stages of ulcerations with loss of epidermal and dermal tissue, inflammatory infiltrates and degeneration of the myofibers bordering the ulceration, albeit in varying degrees. Upon bacteriological examination, pure cultures of Vibrio tapetis were retrieved in high numbers from five fish and of Aeromonas salmonicida in one fish. The V.tapetis isolates showed cross-reactivity with the sera against the representative strain of serotype O2 originating form a carpet-shell clam (Ruditapes descussatus). Moreover, the A.salmonicida isolates displayed a previously undescribed vapA gene sequence (A-layer type) with possible specificity towards common dab. Further research is necessary to pinpoint the exact role of these agents in the development of skin ulcerations in common dab.},
  author       = {Vercauteren, Maaike and De Swaef, Evelien and Declercq, Annelies and Bosseler, Leslie and Gulla, Snorre and Balboa, Sabela and Romalde, Jesus L and Devriese, Lisa and Polet, Hans and Boyen, Filip and Chiers, Koen and Decostere, Annemie},
  issn         = {0140-7775},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {329--335},
  title        = {First isolation of Vibrio tapetis and an atypical strain of Aeromonas salmonicida from skin ulcerations in common dab (Limanda limanda) in the North Sea},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12729},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: