Vibrio shiloi sp. nov., the causative agent of bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica

A. Kushmaro, E. Banin, Y. Loya, E. Stackebrandt, E. Rosenberg

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Abstract

The aetiological agent of bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica was characterized as a new Vibrio species on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence, DNA-DNA hybridization data and phenotypic properties, including the cellular fatty acid profile. Based on its 16S rDNA and DNA-DNA hybridization, the new Vibrio species is closely related to Vibrio mediterranei. The name Vibrio shiloi sp. nov. is proposed for the new coral-bleaching species, the type strain being AK1T (= ATCC BAA-91T = DSM 13774T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1383-1388
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Coral bleaching
  • Vibrio
  • Vibrio shiloi

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