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A genus of motile and nonmotile, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Pseudomonadaceae) containing gram-negative coccobacilli and occasional rods; under adverse conditions pleomorphic forms frequently occur. Motile cells have polar flagella. The metabolism of these organisms is fermentative. They are usually luminescent and occur symbiotically in tissues of luminous organs of cephalopods and deep-sea fish as well as on the skin and in the intestines of some marine fish. The type species is Photobacterium phosphoreum.


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(fō'tō-bak-tē'rē-ŭm, -bak-tē'rē-ă),
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Photobacterium.
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Septicemia progressing to fatal hepatic dysfunction in ancirrhotic patient after oral ingestion of Photobacterium damsel, A Case Report.
Chen, "The effects of garlic-supplemented diets on antibacterial activities against Photobacterium damselae subsp.
coli and Salmonella plasmids carrying gene (blaCMY-2) encodes an AmpC-type beta-lactamase that hydrolyzes third-generation cephalosporins and represent share a common ancestor with the Yersinia and Photobacterium plasmids [8].
Las cepas indicadoras fueron: Listonella anguilarum NCIMB 6, V splendidus NCIMB 1, Photobacterium damselae subsp.
vulnificus y Photobacterium (Vibrio) damsela, tienen la propiedad de afectar todos los estadios de desarrollo del camaron, sus caracteristicas organolepticas o incluso provocar mortalidad de hasta el 100% a las 24 horas (ha) del brote [16, 17, 27].
Effectiveness of a divalent vaccine for sole, Solea senegalensis (Kaup), against Vibrio harveyi and Photobacterium damselae subsp.
[15.] Shadrin IA (2004) Protistoplankton and test objects Paramecium caudatum (Ehrenberg, 1833), and Photobacterium phosphoreum (Cohn, 1878) in assessment of the quality of water in reservoirs of the Yenisei River, abstract from thesis of Candidate of Biological Sciences, Samara State University, Samara, p.
hydrophila, Paramoeba sp., Echvardsiella tarda, Photobacterium damselae and nematodes as Anguillicola crassus (Kajita et al., 1990; Geets et al., 1992; Baba et al., 1993; Findlay et al., 2000; Sahoo and Mukherjee, 2002; Leano et al., 2003; Munday and Zilberg, 2003).
(1987) revealed that 5 mg [L.sup.-1] or lower Se might antagonize As absorption, whereas 10 mg [L.sup.-1] Se could synergize As absorption on Photobacterium Phosphoreum T3 [33].
The DRCs of the 22 PADs to the photobacterium could be well described by the two-parameter function Weibull or Logit.