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DAO 29:233-235 (1997)  -  doi:10.3354/dao029233

A cell capsule with possible involvement in resistance to opsonophagocytosis in Enterococcus seriolicida isolated from yellowtail Seriola quinqueradiata

Yoshida T, Endo M, Sakai M, Inglis V

A cell capsule was revealed by transmission electron microscopy on the surface of non-agglutinating (KG-), but not on agglutinating (KG+), cells of the bacterial fish pathogen Enterococcus seriolicida. The capsule of KG- cells may be involved in resistance to opsonophagocytosis by head kidney phagocytes of yellowtail Seriola quinqueradiata.

Capsule · Fish pathogen · Anti-opsonophagocytosis · Enterococcus seriolicida · Seriola quinqueradiata

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