Renibacterium salmoninarum in wild Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus and lake trout S. namaycush from the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Souter, B. W., Dwilow, A. G. and Knight, K.
Dis. Aquat. Org.
Renibacterium salmoninarum was detected in 7 wild Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus and 1 lake trout S. namaycush from 7 widely separated locations in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Overt disease signs, culture, and microscopic results indicated that all 8 of the fish were actively infected with the pathogen. Because salmonid enhancement activities have never been practised in the Northwest Territories the occurrence of the R. salmoninarum infections are believed to represent a natural distribution of the disease.
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