Streptococcus shiloi, the name for an agent causing septicemic infection in fish, is a junior synonym of Streptococcus iniae. Academic Article uri icon


  • Streptococcus shiloi strains, including the type strain, which were isolated in Israel and the United States, and Streptococcus iniae ATCC 29178(T) (T = type strain) are phenotypically identical (as determined with API 20STREP and API 50CH kits; beta-hemolytic on sheep blood agar). DNA-DNA hybridization experiments revealed levels of homology of 77 to 100%. Thus, S. shiloi should be considered a junior synonym of S. iniae. This bacterium is a major fish pathogen that is distributed worldwide.

published proceedings

  • Int J Syst Bacteriol

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Eldar, A., Frelier, P. F., Assenta, L., Varner, P. W., Lawhon, S., & Bercovier, H.

citation count

  • 70

complete list of authors

  • Eldar, A||Frelier, PF||Assenta, L||Varner, PW||Lawhon, S||Bercovier, H

publication date

  • October 1995