Twenty-eight representatives of Listonella (Vibrio) anguillara serovars O1, O2 and O3 were compared by Curie-point pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PyMS). The representatives of serovars O1 and O3 formed discrete, homogeneous groups in ordination plots of the PyMS data. Strains from serovar O2 were recovered in two groups, one of which encompassed six strains including the type strain of the species and the reference strain for serovar O2, and the other included two strains which showed cross-reactions between serovars O2 and O5. The almost complete agreement found between the PyMS and the serological data suggests that pyrolysis mass spectrometry will prove to be an effective method for interstrain comparison within the species Listonella anguillara.
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|Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie
|Published - Jan 1997