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Adaptive response to starvation in the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare: cell viability and ultrastructural changes

Covadonga R Arias*, Stacey LaFrentz, Wenlong Cai and Oscar Olivares-Fuster

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Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Aquatic Microbiology Laboratory, Auburn University, 203 Swingle Hall, Auburn, AL, 36849, USA

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BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:266  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-266

Published: 19 November 2012

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Figure S1. Morphology of Flavobacterium columnare cells during starvation in ultrapure water as determined by light microscopy. Panels A, B, and C display ATCC 23643 strain. Panels D, E, and F show ARS-1 strain. Panels G, H, I show ALG-00-530 strain. Panels J, K, and L display ALG-02-36 strain. Panels A, D, G, and J show cells at day 1; panels B, E, H, and K display 7 days starved cells; panels C, F, I, and L show 14 day starved cells. Scale bars represent 25 μm. Characteristic coiled forms are noted by arrows.

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