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Vibrio

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Judith A. Johnson PhD Chief, Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0058

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Johnson, J. A. 2010. Vibrio. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System; and, Associate Professor of Pathology, Baltimore, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Definition
  • 3
    Habitat
  • 4
    Morphology
  • 5
    Cultural Characteristics and Growth Requirements
  • 6
    Metabolism
  • 7
    Cellular Organization
  • 8
    Genetic Mechanisms
  • 9
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 10
    Antimicrobial Susceptibility
  • 11
    Typing
  • 12
    Normal Flora
  • 13
    Pathogenicity
  • 14
    Virulence Factors

Keywords:

  • Vibrionaceae taxonomy-controversial and rapidly evolving;
  • Vibrio, Aeromonas, Photobacterium, and Plesiomonas;
  • Vibrios-ubiquitous aquatic organisms;
  • Vibrios, gram-negative, asporogenous, straight, curved, or comma-shaped rods;
  • cultural characteristics and growth requirements;
  • V. vulnificus and non-O1 V. cholerae-producing acidic polysaccharide capsules and extraintestinal infections;
  • entire genome of V. cholerae-recently sequenced;
  • virulence factor of vibrios-CT, heat-labile enterotoxin