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Vibrio

 [vib´re-o]
a genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, motile, straight or curved rod-shaped bacteria. V. cho´lerae is the etiologic agent of Asiatic cholera; V. metschniko´vii causes gastroenteritis; V. parahaemoly´ticus causes gastroenteritis due to the consumption of raw or improperly cooked seafood (especially in Japan); and V. vulni´ficus causes septicemia and cellulitis in persons who have consumed raw seafood.

vibrio

 [vib´re-o]
an organism of the genus Vibrio, or other spiral motile organism.
cholera vibrio Vibrio cholerae.
noncholera v's a group of microorganisms that are similar to Vibrio cholerae but differ from it immunologically and having variable pathogenic properties. Many that were isolated from water or from the feces of individuals with mild diarrheal disease have been named for the place of their discovery, such as V. danu´bicus, V. ghin´da, and V. massau´ah.

Vibrio

(vib'rē-ō),
A genus of motile (occasionally nonmotile), nonsporeforming, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative bacteria (family Spirillaceae) containing short (0.5-3.0 mcm), curved or straight rods that occur singly or which are occasionally united into S-shapes or spirals. Motile cells contain a single polar flagellum; in some species, two or more flagella occur in one polar tuft. Some of these organisms are saprophytes in salt and fresh water and in soil; others are parasites or pathogens. The type species is Vibrio cholerae.
[L. vibro, to vibrate]

vib·ri·o

(vib'rē-ō),
A member of the genus Vibrio.

vibrio

(vĭb′rē-ō′)
n. pl. vibri·os
Any of various short, motile, S-shaped or comma-shaped bacteria of the genus Vibrio, especially V. cholerae, which causes cholera.

vib′ri·oid′ (-oid′) adj.

Vib·ri·o

(vib'rē-ō)
A genus of motile (in some instances nonmotile), non-spore-forming, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative bacteria containing short curved or straight rods that occur singly or are occasionally united into S shapes or spirals. Some of these organisms are saprophytes in water and soil; others are parasites or pathogens. The type species is V. cholerae.
[L. vibro, to vibrate]

vib·ri·o

(vib'rē-ō)
A member of the genus Vibrio.

Vibrio

A genus of curved, motile, GRAM NEGATIVE organisms that contains the bacillus, Vibrio cholerae that causes CHOLERA.

vibrio

a curved or comma-shaped BACTERIUM. A genus of Gram-negative bacteria (see GRAM'S STAIN that are FACULTATIVE anaerobes and include some important PATHOGENS, such as Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of CHOLERA.
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Two other Vibrio species have been devastating oyster and clam hatchery operations, destroying billions of larval shellfish, which are essential to sustaining the commercial shellfish industry.
Venkitanarayanan, "Effect of chilling and freezing on survival of Vibrio parahaemolyticus on fish fillets," Journal of Food Safety, vol.
ofrecen mas informacion sobre la infeccion con la Vibrio.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on Vibrio infection.
The most common source of Vibrio infection is tainted seafood.
(2007), bacteria populations are always present in aquaculture ponds, including pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. In the search for novel alternative practices to control pathogens in aquaculture, the present study shows the potentiality of skin mucus in O.
The presumptively identified colonies on CHROMagar Vibrio (Paris, France) were phenotypically confirmed using API20E strips (BioMerieux, France).
Vibrio bacteria are gram-negative bacilli naturally found in coastal waters.
parahaemolyticus was not found in any seafood species sampled in our study, although a study from the United States reported elevations in the number of Vibrio infections associated with seafood (16).