Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio coralliilyticus
Ben-Haim, Thompson, Thompson, Cnockaert, Hoste, Swings and Rosenberg, 2003.
Historical synonyms: Vibrio sp. YB1; Vibrio coralyticus Ben-Haim and Rosenberg 2002.
Gram-negative, rod-shaped cells, 1.2-1.5 x 0.8 µm, motile by a single polar, sheathed
Can grow in nutrient broth with: 1% to 7% NaCl, no growth in 0% or 8% NaCl.
Colonies on marine agar 2216 Difco are cream-coloured, with smooth edges after
48 hours at 30 ºC. Colonies are yellow on TCBS agar. Nonluminescent.
Isolated from diseased coral of the species Pocillopora damicornis in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and from larvae of oysters in the
Susceptible to vibriostatic agent O/129. Resistant to kanamycin, ampicillin and penicillin.
Pathogenic to the coral P. damicornis (tissue lysis of the coral).
- Y. Ben-Haim, F. L. Thompson, C. C. Thompson, M.C. Cnockaert, B. Hoste, J. Swings and E. Rosenberg, 2003. Vibrio coralliilyticus
sp. nov., a temperature-dependent pathogen of the coral Pocillopora damicornis. IJSEM 53, 309-315.
Positive results for nitrate reduction, oxidase, catalase, beta-glucosidase, beta-
galactosidase, gelatinase, indole, acid production from glucose.
Negative results for urease, acid production from amygdalin & melibiose.
Variable results for: citrate utilization & arginine dihydrolase.
(c) Costin Stoica