TABLE 1.

Virulence in turbot of E. tarda CW7 in different statesa

InoculumDose (no. of CFU/fish)bNo. of dead fish on indicated day after inoculationTotal no. of dead fishMortality (%)
1357930
VBNC cells10800000000
Resuscitative cells1080003205100
Normal cells1080050005100
Sterile saline (control)000000000
  • a Five turbot were in each group tested.

  • b Determined by DVC counting.