Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio sagamiensis
Yoshizawa et al. 2011.
Gram-negative, 1 x 1.7-2 µm coccoid-rods. Motile by a single polar flagellum.
Colonies on maine agar are circular with entire margins, translucent, non-pigmented,
luminescent. Colonies on TCBS agar are green & 5-7 mm in diameter.
NaCl concentration for growth is 0.5 to 6% and it does not grow at 8% or higher.
Growth temperature10-37 ºC, optimum 25-30 ºC; no growth at 4 ºC. Optimum pH for
growth is 7.0-8.0. Facultatively anaerobe.
Isolated from sea water in Sagamy Bay.
- Susumu Yoshizawa, Minoru Wada, Akira Yokota and Kazuhiro Kogure; “Vibrio sagamiensis sp. nov., luminous marine bacteria
isolated from sea water”, The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 56, pp.499-507 (2010) .
Positive results for catalase, oxidase, indole, nitrate reduction to nitrite (not to N2),
gelatin, Tween 20 - 80 hydrolysis, alkaline phosphatase, esterase (C4), esterase-
lipase (C8), lipase (C4), leucine-arylamidase, acid phosphatase & indole production.
Negative results for H2S production, starch hydrolysis, arginine dihydrolase, lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, urease,
tryptophan deaminase, valine-arylamidase, cystine-arylamidase, trypsin, chymotrypsin, alpha-galactosdase, beta-galactosidase,
beta-glucuronidase, alpha-glucosidase, beta-glucosidase, alpha-mannosidase, alpha-fucosidase, citrate utilization, acid production
from: glucose, mannitol, inositol, sorbitol, sucrose, melibiose, amygdalin & arabinose.
(c) Costin Stoica