Gaffkemia, a bacterial disease of lobsters: Genus Homarus
Lobsters infected with even a few cells (ca. 5 bacterial cells/ kg body weight) of a virulent strain of A. viridans (var.) homari invariably die. On occasion, the disease undoubtedly has an important but undetermined impact on wild stocks of lobsters. It can be highly damaging to live stored lobsters, periodically causing severe losses.
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