Tenacibaculum maritimum was consistently isolated from tenacibaculosis outbreaks affecting sole farms in Portugal and south of Spain in the last two years. These new T. maritimum isolates could not be assigned within the two major serotypes (O1 and O2) already described. Rabbit antiserum was prepared against one Portuguese sole isolate to examine the antigenic relationships between the isolates from sole using microtitre agglutination tests, dot blot assay and immunoblotting of lipopolysaccharides. Serological characterization of the recent sole isolates demonstrated that they belong to a novel O-serotype named O3, allowing us to extend the serological scheme for this fish pathogen. This information is useful for epizootiological and vaccination studies.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals
- Aquatic Science