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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 39-46

Flavobacteriosis in Cultured Freshwater Ornamental Goldfish Carassius auratus
Sudeshna Sarker, Avijit Patra, Harresh Adikesavalu and T. Jawahar Abraham*
Department of Aquatic Animal Health, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Chakgaria, Kolkata – 700 094, West Bengal, India
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Isolation of Flavobacterium sp. from the gill of telescopic eye goldfish Carassius auratus with white patches on gill along with its phenotypic, molecular and phylogenetic characteristics are described in this report. The diseased goldfish from a cemented tank (6.75 m3) had gill rot, white patches on gill with excess mucus secretion. On selective cytophaga agar, inocula from the gills yielded yellow pigmented colonies. A bacterial strain (WPGT1) isolated from the gill of goldfish formed a monophyletic group with other strains of Flavobacterium sp. based on phylogenetic analyses. The strain Flavobacterium sp. WPGT1 (NCBI accession number KP997191) was Gram negative long rod and weakly pathogenic to C. auratus. It caused only 14.29% mortality at a level of 3.50x106 cells/ml through immersion challenge after skin wounding; while no mortality was recorded in intraperitonially injected goldfish even at 3.50x108 cfu/fish. Understanding the pathology and pathogenesis of this emerging pathogen in cultured goldfish would help manage flavobacteriosis.

Keywords: Flavobacterium sp., Flavobacteriosis, Carassius auratus, Pathogenicity

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Sudeshna Sarker, Avijit Patra, Harresh Adikesavalu and T. Jawahar Abraham. 2016. Flavobacteriosis in Cultured Freshwater Ornamental Goldfish Carassius auratus.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 39-46. doi:
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