Integration of Vibrio vulnificus into Marine Aggregates and Its Subsequent Uptake by Crassostrea virginica Oysters

Brett Froelich, Mesrop Ayrapetyan, James D. Oliver
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, December 2012, ASM Journals
  • DOI: 10.1128/aem.03095-12

Vibrio vulnificus and marine snow in oysters

What is it about?

This publication shows evidence that different strains of Vibrio vulnificus integrate into marine snow at different rates. This has an effect on the rate they are taken up by oysters.

Why is it important?

These findings could help explain why the the "E-type" strains of Vibrio vulnificus predominate in oysters, regardless of the bacterial populations of the surrounding waters.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/aem.03095-12

The following have contributed to this page: Brett Froelich, Professor James D Oliver, and Mr Mesrop Ayrapetyan