TABLE 3.

Association of ORFvep07 with bacterial virulence in eels and growth in eel serum and whole blood

StrainLD50 in eelaFold growth (mean ± SD) in eel bloodb
WholeSerum
CECT49991.7 × 10270.0 ± 2.06.5 ± 0.5
CT218>1.0 × 107c0.7 ± 0.1c0.03 ± 0.02c
CT188>1.0 × 107c0.15 ± 0.02c0.40 ± 0.05c
CT2392.3 × 10265.0 ± 1.06.4 ± 1.2
CT2448.0 × 105c11.0 ± 1.4c1.2 ± 0.1c
CT167>1.0 × 107c0.90 ± 0.03c<0.01c
YJ016>1.0 × 107c0.10 ± 0.01c<0.01c
  • a Expressed as CFU per fish.

  • b Bacterial growth after 4 h of incubation with respect to the inoculated dose (n = 3).

  • c Significant difference from strain CECT4999 (P < 0.01).