Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio pomeroyi
Thompson, Thompson, Li, Gomez-Gil, Vandenberghe, Hoste and Swings, 2003.
Historical synonym: FAFLP group A51 Thompson, Hoste, Vandenberghe & Swings, 2001.
Gram-negative, slightly curved cells, 1 x 2-3 µm, motile by at least one polar flagellum.
Colonies on TSA are translucent, not swarming, convex, smooth, rounded, beige, 3
mm in diameter after 48 hours at 28 ºC incubation. Colonies on TCBS agar are yellow
and translucent (except the type strain, LMG 20537T which are green).
Grow in nutrient broth with: 6% & 8% NaCl. No growth in 0% or 10% NaCl. Grow at 4 &
28 ºC . No growth at 35 ºC. Facultatively anaerobe. Non-luminescent.
Isolated from healthy bivalve larvae (Nodipecten nodosus) in Brazil, and from turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) in Spain.
Sensible to vibriostatic agent O/129 and resistant to Ampicillin.
- F. L. Thompson, C. C. Thompson, Y. Li, B. Gomez-Gil, J. Vandenberghe, B. Hoste and J. Swings, 2003. Vibrio kanaloae sp. nov.,
Vibrio pomeroyi sp. nov. and Vibrio chagasii sp. nov., from sea water and marine animals. IJSEM 53, 753-759.
Positive results for indole, oxidase, catalase, beta-galactosidase, acid phosphatase,
alkaline phosphatase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), nitrate reduction, methyl
red, gelatinase, ONPG, fermentation of D-glucose & mannitol.
Can utilize D-galactose, cellobiose, monomethyl succinate, sucrose, glycyl L-glutamic
acid, L-serine, L-threonine, inosine, uridine & thymidine.
Negative results for lysine decarboxylase , ornithine decarboxylase, alpha-galactosidase, lipase, tryptophan deaminase, valine
arylamidase, H2S production, urease, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, fermentation of: arabinose, sorbitol, melibiose, inositol &
No utilization of: citrate, alpha-cyclodextrin, gentiobiose, alpha-D-lactose lactulose, putrescine, formic acid, D-glucuronic acid,
alpha-hydroxybutyric acid, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, quinic acid, D-saccharic acid, sebacic acid, succinamic acid, glucuronamide,
L-histidine, hydroxy-L-proline, L-leucine, L-phenylalanine, L-pyroglutamic acid, D-serine, DL-carnitine & DL-alpha-glycerol phosphate.
Variable results for Voges-Proskauer reaction, arginine dihydrolase & fermentation of sucrose.
(c) Costin Stoica