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Increased Sensitivity In The Detection And Quantitation Of Virulence Factors Of Aeromonas Hydrophila And Aeromonas Caviae Using Quantitative PCR

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040111

Volume

68

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

583 kb

Author(s)

V.C. Ardi & B.H. Olson

Abstract

Aeromonas spp., opportunistic pathogens of humans and fish, are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment. Aeromonas hydrophila and Aeromonas caviae have increasingly been isolated from patients with gastroenteritis and superficial wound infections and the former also has been associated with hemorrhagic septicemia in fish. This is the first study to report Aeromonas occurrence and frequency of virulence factors in the aeromonad coastal population and individual isolates in Southern California. In a previous study on the coastal waters of Southern California, we examined Aeromonas levels and associated toxins, hemolytic/cytolytic enterotoxins and serine protease activators, using a most probable number-single PCR assa

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