TABLE 1.

Hybridization of laf gene probe with mesophilic Aeromonas strains from varied sources and geographic regions

SpeciesNo. of strains testedNo. positivea% Positive
A. hydrophila (HG1, HG2, and HG3)271867
A. caviae (HG4)16744
A. veronii biovar sobria (HG8/10)412459
  • a Includes all strains that reacted with the laf probe. Approximately 90% of strains were strongly reactive.