Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Aliivibrio, Aliivibrio finisterrensis
Beaz-Hidalgo et al. 2010.
Gram-negative, motile rods.
Colonies are round with smooth margins, translucent, non-swarming and 1.0-1.5
mm after 24 h of incubation. Grows on TCBS medium and MA. No growth in 8%, 10%
& 12% NaCl broth. Optimal NaCl concentration for growth is 1-3%. Growth occurs at
4-30 ºC, but not at 35 ºC. Facultative anaerobe. Not luminescent.
Isolated from cultured Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum. Sensitive to the vibriostatic agent O/129 (150 µg per disc) and resistant
to ampicillin (10 µg per disc).
- Roxana Beaz-Hidalgo, Alejandra Doce, Sabela Balboa, Juan L. Barja, and Jesus L. Romalde: Aliivibrio finisterrensis sp. nov.,
isolated from Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum and emended description of the genus Aliivibrio. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
January 2010 60:223-228.
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, catalase, DNase,
esculin hydrolysis, lysine decarboxylase, methyl red test, oxidase, urease, nitrates
reduction, phosphatase alkaline, esterase lipase, leucine arylamidase, N-acetyl-beta-
glucosaminidase, Tween 80 hydrolysis, acid production from glycerol, D-glucose (without gas), D-ribose, D-galactose, D-fructose,
D-mannose, N-acetyl-glucosamine, salicin, cellobiose, maltose, lactose (bovine origin), gentiobiose & potassium 2-ketogluconate.
Negative results for indole production, ornithine decarboxylase, Voges-Proskauer reaction, alpha-D-galactosidase, amylase,
gelatinase, citrate utilization, starch hydrolysis, acid production from erythritol, D- and L-arabinose, D- and L-xylose, D-adonitol, methyl
beta-D-xylopyranoside, L-sorbose, L-rhamnose, dulcitol, inositol, starch, glycogen, D-sorbitol, methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside,
methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, amygdalin, trehalose, inulin, melezitose, D-raffinose, xylitol, turanose, D-lyxose, D-tagatose, D- and
L-fucose, D- and L-arabitol & potassium 5-ketogluconate.
Variable results for acid production from arbutin, melibiose, mannitol & sucrose.
(c) Costin Stoica