Kanagawa phenomenon

Ka·na·ga·wa phe·nom·e·non

(kah-nah-gow'ă fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
Production of beta-hemolysis on a special high-salt mannitol medium (Wagatsuma agar) by most strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which produces a heat-stable hemolysin.
[Kanagawa, Japanese prefecture where first discovered]
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parahaemolyticus isolates were O3:K6 (5,6), did not produce urease, and showed the Kanagawa phenomenon (virulence-associated hemolysis) (5-8).