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Bacteriology of Vibrio and Related Organisms

  • Riichi Sakazaki
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


Members of the genus Vibrio are natural inhabitants of the estuarine and sea environments. Until 1960, only the cholera vibrio was recognized as a human pathogen. Cholera vibrio was first found by Pacini in 1854 in the intestinal contents of patients who had died from cholera and it was given the name Vibrio cholera [sic]. In 1906, Gotschlich isolated organisms closely resembling but not identical to cholera vibrios in their hemolytic activity from pilgrims at El Tor in Sinai. Those hemolytic choleralike vibrios were called V. eltor for many years, but are now included as variants of V. cholerae because they do not differ sufficiently from the latter.


Vibrio Species Vibrio Cholerae Polar Flagellum Enrichment Broth Cholera Vibrio 
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