clinical specimen - animal
Isolation date: October, 1989
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Fryer JL, et al. Isolation of a rickettsiales-like organism from diseased Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Chile. Fish Pathol. 25: 107-114, 1990.
VR-1361 is an exotic fish pathogen and caution should be exercised when working with this agent to avoid introducing it into environments where it has not been previously reported to exist.
Fryer JL, et al. Piscirickettsia salmonis gen. nov., sp. nov., the causative agent of an epizootic disease in salmonid fishes. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 42: 120-126, 1992. PubMed: 1371057
Isolated by J. L. Fryer and C. N. Lannan from the kidney of a Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) displaying lethargy, anemia, swollen kidney, splenomegaly, darkened coloration and rare hepatic lesions.
small refractile rounding and clumping