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).
- 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 &
Negative results for beta-galactosidase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, urease, Voges-Proskauer, H2S 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