Development of DNA primers to identify a Romet-resistance gene in Aeromonas salmonicida and its subsequent use for epidemiological studies
Entry ID: LSC_Aeromonas_salmonicida

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Summary
Abstract: Furunculosis is a significant cause of disease and mortality to hatchery reared
and wild populations of salmonid fishes, particularly the salmon species. The
disease is caused by Aeromonas salmonicida, a Gram nagative bacterium that is
highly virulent and is readily transmitted horozontally. An asymptomatic form
of the disease occurs, including those individuals that survive epizootics, and
these fish can serve as a source of infection in subsequent outbreaks. The
disease is treated by antimicrobial therapy. Romet, a potentiated sulfonimide,
was approved for use by the FDA in 1986 and is one of only three agents
approved. Since approval of Romet, resistant strains of A. salmonicida have
emerged and this removes treatment with Romet as an alternative. Recent work
has described an R-plasmid mediated resistance in many of the resistant A.
salmonicida strains.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.88 S: 36.96  E: -77.48  W: -82.89

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cliff Starliper
Dataset Title: Development of DNA primers to identify a Romet-resistance gene in Aeromonas salmonicida and its subsequent use for epidemiological studies.
Dataset Release Place: Kearneysville, West Virginia
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Leetown Science Center


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-03-01
Stop Date: 2000-02-28


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST VIRGINIA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
OCEANS


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
DNA primers
Aeromonas salmonicida
Romet-resistance gene
furunculosis


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Leetown Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLIFF STARLIPER
Phone: (304) 724-4433
Email: cliff_starliper at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
11700 Leetown Road
City: Kearneysville
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 25430
Country: USA


Personnel
CLIFF STARLIPER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (304) 724-4433
Email: cliff_starliper at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
11700 Leetown Road
City: Kearneysville
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 25430
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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