First report of a mycolactone-producing Mycobacterium infection in fish agriculture in Belgium

Pieter Stragier, Katleen Hermans, Timothy Paul Stinear, Francoise Portaels

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In the past few years, a mycolactone-producing subgroup of the Mycobacterium marinum complex has been identified and analyzed. These IS2404-positive species cause pathology in frogs and fish. A recently isolated mycobacterial strain from a fish in Belgium was analyzed using a variety of molecular methods and the results were identical to those obtained from a mycolactone-producing M. marinum from Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93 - 95
Number of pages3
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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