Table 1.

Bacterial strains used in this study

StrainSource (reference)Size of V1 regionaHighest degree of 16S rDNA sequence similarity to:
ATCC 15382Pacific cod skin (7)S V. logeib
ATCC 35077Tanner crab lesion (3)S V. logeib
ATCC 25918Seawater (26)L V. fischerib
ES1114 E. scolopes light organ (6)L V. fischerib
MJ1 Monocentris japonica light organ (31)L V. fischerib
NCMB 2262Atlantic salmon infection (8)S V. salmonicidab
MdR7California coastal seawater (16)S V. logei
MdRDCalifornia coastal seawater (16)Sc
SA1 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)L V. fischeri
SA2 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)L
SA3 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)L
SA4 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)L
SA5 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)S V. logei
SA6 S. affinis no. 1 (this study)S V. logei
SA7 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S
SA8 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S
SA9 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S
SA10 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S
SA11 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S
SA12 S. affinis no. 2 (this study)S V. logei
SA13 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SA14 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SA15 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SA16 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SA17 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SA18 S. affinis no. 3 (this study)S
SR1 S. robusta no. 1 (this study)S
SR2 S. robusta no. 2 (this study)S
SR3 S. robusta no. 2 (this study)S
SR5 S. robusta no. 2 (this study)L V. fischeri
SR6 S. robusta no. 2 (this study)S V. logei
SR7 S. robustano. 3 (this study)S
SR8 S. robusta no. 3 (this study)S
SR9 S. robusta no. 3 (this study)S
SR10 S. robusta no. 3 (this study)S
  • a S, small (111-bp) V1 region; L, large (121-bp) V1 region.

  • b Taxonomic criteria other than DNA sequence similarity were used to identify these strains (see references).

  • c —, 16S rRNA gene sequencing was not performed for this strain.