Overcoming fish defences: the virulence factors of Yersinia ruckeri

Wrobel, A., Leo, J.C. ORCID: 0000-0002-7066-7527 and Linke, D., 2019. Overcoming fish defences: the virulence factors of Yersinia ruckeri. Genes, 10 (9): 700. ISSN 2073-4425

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Yersinia ruckeri is the causative agent of enteric redmouth disease, a bacterial infection of marine and freshwater fish. The disease mainly affects salmonids, and outbreaks have significant economic impact on fish farms all over the world. Vaccination routines are in place against the major serotypes of Y. ruckeri but are not effective in all cases. Despite the economic importance of enteric redmouth disease, a detailed molecular understanding of the disease is lacking. A considerable number of mostly omics-based studies have been performed in recent years to identify genes related to Y. ruckeri virulence. This review summarizes the knowledge on Y. ruckeri virulence factors. Understanding the molecular pathogenicity of Y. ruckeri will aid in developing more efficient vaccines and antimicrobial compounds directed against enteric redmouth disease.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Genes
Creators: Wrobel, A., Leo, J.C. and Linke, D.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 11 September 2019
Volume: 10
Number: 9
ISSN: 2073-4425
genes10090700Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Sep 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 10:30
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37667

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