Vibrio crassostreae
Taxonomy
Morphology
Cultural characteristics
Biochemical characters
Ecology
Pathogenicity
References
Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio crassostreae  
Faury, Saulnier, Thompson, Gay, Swings and Le Roux,  2004.
Gram-negative, curved cells, 2-3 x 1 µm, motile by one polar, sheathed  flagellum.
Can grow in nutrient broth with: 2% to 6% NaCl, no growth in 0% or 8% NaCl.
Colonies on TSA  are translucent, non-swarming, round with entire margins (48 h / 20
ºC). Colonies are yellow, translucent, 5 mm in diameter on TCBS agar (48 h / 20 ºC).
Cells can grow at 4 ºC.
Isolated from cultured oysters in La Tremblade, France. Susceptible to vibriostatic agent O/129.
Isolated from the haemolymph of  diseased cultured oysters (Crassostrea gigas).
  1. N. Faury, D. Saulnier, F. L. Thompson, M. Gay, J. Swings and F. Le Roux, 2004. Vibrio crassostreae sp. nov., isolated from the
    haemolymph of oysters (Crassostrea gigas). IJSEM 54, 2137-2140.
Positive results for  arginine dihydrolase, indole, gelatinase, nitrate reduction, oxidase,
catalase, Tween 80,  utilization of: glucose, sucrose, melibiose, amygdalin, glycerol,
ribose, galactose, D-mannose, mannitol, N-acetylglucosamine, aesculin, cellobiose,
starch, glycogen & L-fucose, acid production from: amygdalin, melibiose, mannitol &
sucrose.

Negative results for beta-galactosidase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, urease, Voges-Proskauer, H
2S production,  
utilization of: citrate, inositol, rhamnose, arabinose, erythritol, xylose, adonitol, methyl beta-D-xyloside, L-sorbose, dulcitol, sorbitol,
methyl alpha-D-mannoside, methyl alpha-D-glucoside, amygdalin, arbutin, salicin, lactose, inulin, melezitose, D-raffinose, xylitol,
beta-gentiobiose, D-turanose, D-lyxose, D-tagatose, D-fucose, arabitol, 2-oxoglutarate & 5-oxoglutarate, acid production from:
L-arabinose, inositol, sorbitol & rhamnose.
(c) Costin Stoica
Antibiogram
Encyclopedia
Culture media
Biochemical tests
Stainings
Images
Movies
Articles
Identification
Software
R E G N U M
PROKARYOTAE
Previous page
Back