TABLE 1.

Strains used in this study and some of their properties

StrainOriginCountry and year of isolationBiotypeMultiplexaDNA polymorphismbRibogroup (Rt)c
vcg typevvhA type16S rRNA typeProfile
CECT 4869Diseased eelBelgium, 19901BT1/3E2A2AI (1)
CG106OysterTaiwan, 19931BT1/3C1B1AI (2)
CECT 5168Human bloodUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (3)
N87Human bloodJapan, 19871BT1/3C1B1AI (3)
YJ106Human bloodTaiwan1BT1/3C1B1AI (3)
CECT 5167Human bloodJapan1BT1/3C1B1AI (4)
MLT 362OysterUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (5)
VV 425OysterUnited States1BT1/3E1AAtypicalAI (6)
ATCC 33816Human bloodUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (7)
CG110SeawaterTaiwan, 19931BT1/3C1B1AI (7)
CG118SeawaterTaiwan, 19931BT1/3C1B1AI (8)
E4OysterUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (9)
CG111SeawaterTaiwan, 19931BT1/3C1B1AI (10)
MLT 364OysterUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (11)
VV 1003OysterUnited States1BT1/3C1B1AI (11)
95-8-7Diseased eelDenmark, 19952BT2-nonSerEE2A2AI (11)
CS9133Human bloodSouth Korea1BT1/3C1B1AI (12)
CECT 4608Eel farm waterSpain, 19901BT1/3C1B1AII (13)
KH03Human bloodJapan, 20031BT1/3C1B1AII (14)
CECT 4862Diseased eelJapan, 19792BT2-SerEE2A2AII (14)
CECT 5164Human bloodUnited States1BT1/3C2BAtypicalAII (15)
Riu-3SeawaterSpain, 20031BT1/3E2A2AII (16)
Riu-1SeawaterSpain, 20031BT1/3E2ABAtypicalAII (16)
94385Leg woundSpain, 20011BT1/3E2BAtypicalAII (17)
V4Human bloodAustralia1BT1/3C1B1AII (18)
PD-2-52Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-nonSerEE2A2BI (19)
PD-2-58Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-nonSerEE2A2BI (20)
CECT 4917Diseased eelSpain, 19972BT2-SerEE2A2BI (21)
CECT 4998Diseased eelSpain, 19972BT2-SerEE2A2BI (21)
JEOysterUnited States1BT1/3E2BAtypicalBI (21)
CECT 5165SeawaterUnited States1BT1/3E2A2BI (22)
A2Diseased eelSpain, 20001BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
An4Diseased eelSpain, 20001BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
An5Diseased eelSpain, 20001BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
An6Diseased eelSpain, 20001BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
CECT 4606Eel tank waterSpain, 19901BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
PD-1Eel tank waterSpain, 20011BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
PD-12Eel tank waterSpain, 20011BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
PD-3Eel tank waterSpain, 20011BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
PD-5Eel tank waterSpain, 20011BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
V1Eel tank waterSpain, 20011BT1/3E2A2BI (23)
CECT 4605Diseased eelSpain, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BI (23)
11028Human diseaseIsrael, 19963BT1/3E1AB3BI (24)
162Human diseaseIsrael, 19973BT1/3E1AB3BI (24)
97Human diseaseIsrael, 19973BT1/3E1AB3BI (24)
vv12Human diseaseIsrael, 19963BT1/3E1AB3BI (24)
vv32Human diseaseIsrael3BT1/3E1AB3BI (24)
CECT 5169Human bloodUnited States1BT1/3C1B1BII (25)
94-9-119Human diseaseDenmark, 19941BT1/3E2A2BII (25)
CECT 4867UnknownUnknown1BT1/3E2A2BII (25)
YN03Human bloodJapan, 20031BT1/3E2A2BII (25)
535Diseased eelSweden2BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
536Diseased eelSweden2BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
960426-1/4CDiseased eelDenmark, 19962BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
960717-1/2FDiseased eelDenmark, 19962BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
A10Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
A11Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
A13Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
A14Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 5198Diseased eelSpain, 19992BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 5689Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 5768Diseased eelSpain, 20012BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 5769Diseased eelSpain, 20022BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (25)
90-2-11Diseased eelDenmark, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
94-8-112Wound infectionDenmark, 19942BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
94-9-123SeawaterDenmark, 19942BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
C1Healthy eelSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4602Diseased eelSpain, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4603Diseased eelSpain, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4604Diseased eelSpain, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4864Diseased eelSpain, 19942BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4868Diseased eelNorway, 19902BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 4870Diseased eelSweden, 19912BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 5762Healthy eelSpain, 20022BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CECT 898Diseased eelJapan, 19792BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
CIP 81.90Human bloodFrance, 19812BT2-SerEE2A2BII (25)
G83FishSouth Korea1BT1/3E1BAtypicalBII (25)
VV 352SeawaterUnited States1BT1/3E1AAtypicalBII (25)
MLT 406SeawaterUnited States1BT1/3E2A2BII (26)
95-8-6Diseased eelDenmark, 19952BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (26)
CECT 529THuman bloodUnited States1BT1/3E1AAtypicalBII (26)
CECT 4174Diseased eelJapan, 19792BT2-SerEE2A2BII (27)
CG100OysterTaiwan, 19931BT1/3C1B1BII (28)
L49Brackish waterJapan1BT1/3E2A2BII (29)
CECT 4607Diseased eelSpain, 19922BT2-SerEE2A2BII (30)
CECT 4999Diseased eelSpain, 19992BT2-SerEE2A2BII (30)
PD-2-66Eel tank waterSpain, 20031BT1/3E2BAtypicalBII (30)
CECT 4601Diseased eelSpain, 19892BT2-SerEE2A2BII (31)
94-9-130SeawaterDenmark, 19941BT1/3E2A2BII (32)
CECT 7029Diseased eelDenmark, 20042BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (32)
CECT 7030Diseased eelDenmark, 20042BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (32)
95-8-162Diseased eelDenmark, 19952BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (33)
CECT 4863Leg woundUnited States2BT2-SerEE2A2BII (34)
CECT 897Diseased eelJapan, 19792BT2-SerEE2A2BII (35)
95-8-161Diseased eelDenmark, 19952BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (36)
CECT 5343Diseased eelSpain, 20002BT2-nonSerEE2A2BII (36)
MLT404SeawaterUnited States1BT1/3E2A2BII (37)
CECT 4865Diseased shrimpTaiwan2BT2-SerEE2A2BII (38)
CECT 5139Diseased eelSpain, 19982BT2-SerEE2A2BII (38)
CECT 4866Human bloodAustralia2BT2-SerEE2A2BII (39)
UE516Diseased Japanese eelTaiwan2BT2-SerEE2A2BII (40)
94-9-118Human diseaseDenmark, 19941BT1/3E2A2B (41)
534Diseased eelSweden1BT1/3E2A2B (42)
PD-2-47Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (43)
PD-2-51Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (43)
CECT 5763Eel tank waterSpain, 20022BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (44)
PD-2-50Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (45)
PD-2-55Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (45)
Riu-2SeawaterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (46)
PD-2-56Eel tank waterSpain, 20032BT2-SerEE2A2BIII (47)
CECT 5166Wound infectionUnited States1BT1/3E2BAtypicalNDd
  • a BT1/3, biotype 1 or 3; BT2-nonSerE, biotype 2 and not serovar E; BT2-SerE, biotype 2 serovar E.

  • b Results of the DNA polymorphism study (see Materials and Methods for details).

  • c See Fig. 2. Rt, ribopattern.

  • d ND, not determined.