"Candidatus hepatobacter penaei," an intracellular pathogenic enteric bacterium in the hepatopancreas of the marine shrimp Penaeus vannamei (Crustacea: Decapoda)

Linda M. Nunan, Carlos R. Pantoja, Silvia Gomez-Jimenez, Donald V. Lightner

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    Abstract

    The bacteria that cause necrotizing hepatopancreatitis in Penaeus vannamei adversely affect penaeid shrimp cultured in the western hemisphere. 16S rRNA and gyrase B gene analyses determined the taxonomic position of these bacteria. The name "Candidatus Hepatobacter penaei" is proposed for these pathogenic bacteria, which are members of the Rickettsiales order.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1407-1409
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
    Volume79
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Food Science
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Ecology

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