Molecular detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from Poland
Renibacterium salmoninarum causes bacterial kidney disease mainly in salmonid fish. Oligonucleotide primers incorporating R. salmoninarum unique sequences were designed to amplify a 501 bp region of the gene encoding a 57 kDa soluble extra-cellular protein. The primers did not amplify other wide varieties of aquatic or piscine bacteria Aeromonas salmonicida or Yersinia ruckeri. This assay provides a molecular description and definitive identification of R. salmoninarum in Poland.