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Strong Genomic and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in the Aeromonas sobria Species Complex
Jeff Gauthier, Antony T. Vincent, Steve J. Charette and Nicolas Derome
Front. Microbiol., 08 December 2017
Aeromonas sobria is a mesophilic motile aeromonad for which, despite increasing evidence of mutualistic interactions in salmonid fish, the determinants of its host-microbe associations remain poorly understood. The ongoing confusion between A. sobria (sensu stricto) and A. veronii bv. sobria further increases this knowledge gap.
In this new publication, we assessed the genomic and phenotypic heterogeneity among five A. sobria strains. Two clinical isolates recovered from infected fish (JF2635 and CECT 4245), one from an infected amphibian (08005) and two recently isolated brook charr probionts (TM12 and TM18) which inhibit in vitro growth of A. salmonicida subsp. salmonicida (a salmonid fish pathogen).
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