"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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