Pulsed-field gel electrophoriesis analyis of Aeromonas salmonicida ssp. salmonicida

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2000 Sep 1;190(1):163-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2000.tb09280.x.


A total of 133 strains of Aeromonas salmonicida ssp. salmonicida, isolated from a wide variety of sources, were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns. Sixteen profiles were demonstrated, with one profile being predominant in samples from all the countries and species of fish. Our results suggest a clonal distribution of this subspecies, with a predominant clone being responsible for most of the outbreaks worldwide.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aeromonas / classification*
  • Aeromonas / genetics*
  • Aeromonas / isolation & purification
  • Animals
  • Aquaculture
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field*
  • Fish Diseases / microbiology*
  • Flatfishes / microbiology
  • Genetic Variation
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / veterinary*
  • Oncorhynchus / microbiology
  • Salmo salar / microbiology


  • DNA, Bacterial