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 × 102 70.0 ± 2.06.5 ± 0.5
CT218>1.0 × 107 c 0.7 ± 0.1c 0.03 ± 0.02c
CT188>1.0 × 107 c 0.15 ± 0.02c 0.40 ± 0.05c
CT2392.3 × 102 65.0 ± 1.06.4 ± 1.2
CT2448.0 × 105 c 11.0 ± 1.4c 1.2 ± 0.1c
CT167>1.0 × 107 c 0.90 ± 0.03c <0.01c
YJ016>1.0 × 107 c 0.10 ± 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).