Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio rotiferianus
Gomez-Gil, Thompson, Thompson, and Swings, 2003.
Gram-negative, curved rods, 0.8-1.2 x 2.0-3.5 µm, motile by means of more than one
Colonies on Marine agar are translucent, non-swarming , non-pigmented. On TCBS
agar colonies are yellow, bright, round, 2-3 mm in diameter,with umbilicated growth.
Can grow in nutrient broth with: 1.5 to 6% NaCl. No growth in 0% NaCl. Growth occur
at 28-40 ºC. No growth at 4 or 45 ºC. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from a rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis) flow-through culture system.
Sensitive to vibriostatic agent O/129. Resistant to Kanamycin,Streptomycin & Gentamicin.
- B. Gomez-Gil, F.L.Thompson, C.C. Thompson, and J.Swings. Vibrio rotiferianus sp. nov., isolated from cultures of the rotifer
Brachionus plicatilis. IJSEM 53, 239-243.
Positive results for lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, indole, oxidase,
catalase, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, valine arylamidase, esterase
(C4), esterase lipase (C8), urease, gelatinase, alpha-chymotrypsin, tryptophan
deaminase, trypsin, acid production from: arabinose, D-glucose (without gas) & amygdalin.
Can utilize as sole carboun source: alaninamide, alpha-cyclodextrin, alpha-D-glucose, methyl beta-D-glucoside, cellobiose, dextrin,
D-fructose, D-galactose, D-gluconic acid, D-glucuronic acid, D-mannose,D-melibiose,D-raffinose,D-serine,D-trehalose,gentiobiose,
glucose 6-phosphate, glycogen, glycyl-L-aspartic acid, inosine, L-arabinose, L-asparagine, L-aspartic acid, L-serine, maltose,
N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, psicose, sucrose, thymidine & uridine.
Negative results for arginine dihydrolase, alpha-galactosidase, beta-galactosidase, alpha-glucosidase, beta-glucosidase lipase
(C14), H2S production, utilisation of citrate & Voges-Proskauer reaction.
No utilization of: acetic acid, adonitol, alpha-D-lactose lactulose, alpha-hydroxybutyric acid, acitric acid, DL-carnitine, D-alanine,
D-arabitol, D-galactonic acidolactone, D-galacturonic acid, D-glucosaminic acid, D-mannitol, D-saccharic acid, D-sorbitol, formic acid,
glucose 1-phosphate, glucuronamide, glycerol, glycyl-L-glutamic acid, L-hydroxyproline, i-erythritol, itaconic acid, L-fucose, L-histidine,
L-leucine, L-ornithine, L-phenyl alanine, L-proline, L-pyro glutamic acid, L-rhamnose, malonic acid, methyl pyruvate, meso-inositol,
monomethyl succinate,N-acetyl-D-galactosamine, phenyl ethylamine, putrescine, turanose & xylitol
(c) Costin Stoica