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Isolation of motile Aeromonas spp. from fish and their cytotoxic effect on Vero cell cultures

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Author(s): Karabasil Neđeljko | Ašanin Ružica | Baltić Milan Ž. | Teodorović V. | Dimitrijević Mirjana

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 52;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: cytotoxicity | isolation | motile Aeromonas spp. | Vero cells.

ABSTRACT
The presence of motile Aeromonas spp. in fish and other sea food on the Belgrade retail market was investigated with the aim of determining the ability of these bacteria to produce and secrete toxins. Nine strains of motile Aeromonas spp. were isolated from seventy-eight food samples. Aer. sobria was identified in three cases, while six of the obtained strains were identified as Aer. hydrophila. Strains of motile Aeromonas spp. from different sources were analyzed for cytotoxicity on Vero cell cultures. A cytotoxic effect was detected for all tested strains, but of different intensity.
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