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Species/Subspecies: Vibrio alginolyticus
Categories: Motile; notifiable diseases and bacteria
Etymology: Genus name: The vibrating organism
Species epithet: Alginic acid disolving
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Gammaproteobacteria
Order
Vibrionales
Family
Vibrionaceae 
Genus
Vibrio
Type Strain: ATCC 17749 = CCUG 4989, 13445 and 16315 = NCTC 12160
Macromorphology (smell): The bacteria swarm on blood agar plates.
Micromorphology: Motile comma-shaped rod (0.5-0.8 x 1.4-2.6 µm) with lateral flagella.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:?/+
Other Enzymes: Tryptophanase (+) [= indole (+)]
Biochemical Tests: Citrate +, Voges-Proskauer (+)
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+-+-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
-++-+
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
??--?
Glucose (gas) -
Spec. Char.: Some strains grow in up to 12% NaCl.
Disease:Wound and ear infections
Hosts: Man
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X56576 ATCC 17749T 1 483  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 120 species within genus Vibrio have been described. Members of this genus are closely related to members within the genera Aliivibrio and Listonella.
Legislation: Human infections of V. alginolyticus are according to the Swedish communicable disease act notifiable to the county medical officer and the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Updated:2020-01-23

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