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Columnaris Disease: A Bacterial Infection Caused by Flavobacterium Columnare 

Robert M. Durborow, Ronald L. Thune, John P. Hawke and A.C. Camus

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Columnaris, first described by Herbert Spencer Davis in 1922, is one of the oldest known diseases of warm water fish. References to the disease can be confusing. The causative bacterium has been referred to by different names including Bacillus columnaris, Flexibacter columnaris, Cytophaga columnaris, and most recently Flavobacterium columnare.
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