Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio gallicus Sawabe,
Hayashi, Moriwaki, Thompson, Swings, Potin, Christen and Ezura, 2004.
Gram-negative rods, 0.5-0.6 x 1.2-3.0 µm, in ZoBell 2216E broth. Non-motile,
nonflagellated, no endospores or capsules are formed.
Colonies on ZoBell 2216 agar are circular, smooth, beige, convex. Luminescence is
Grow on TCBS agar.
Facultatively anaerobic, mesophilic and neutrophilic chemo-organotroph.
Can grow in nutrient broth with: 3% NaCl. No gowth in 0%, 1% or 6% NaCl. Growth
temperature 15 to 30 ºC. No growth at 4 or 37 ºC.
Isolated from the gut of French abalones (Haliotis tuberculata) collected at the coastal area of Brest (Brittany, France).
Susceptible to O/129 vibriostatic agent.
Unknown. Could live in symbiosis with abalone.
- T. Sawabe, K. Hayashi,J. Moriwaki, F.L. Thompson, J. Swings, P. Potin, R. Christen and Y. Ezura, 2004. Vibrio gallicus sp. nov.,
isolated from the gut of the French abalone Haliotis tuberculata. IJSEM 54, 843-846.
Positive results for indole, oxidase, catalase, nitrate reduction, hydrolysis of alginate,
methyl red, acid production from: D-glucose, D-mannitol & maltose.
Negative results for ONPG, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, arginine dehydrolase, gas production from glucose, acetoin
production, Tween 80 hydrolysis, gelatinase, agarase, chitinase, lipase, hydrolysis of starch, beta-galactosidase, acid production from:
L-arabinose, inositol, L-rhamnose, sucrose & D-sorbitol.
No assimilation of D-mannose, sucrose, D-gluconate, D-sorbitol, 2-oxoglutarate, D-galactose, cellobiose, melibiose, lactose,
D-glucuronate, trehalose, putrescine, gamma-aminobutyrate, acetate, pyruvate, L-tyrosine, propionate, D-glucosamine, fumarate,
succinate, meso-erythritol, D-xylose, L-arabinose, citrate, DL-malate & aconitate.
Variable results for hydrolysis of casein.
(c) Costin Stoica