We investigated the recovery of dormant and injured cells along with the normally culturable cells of Vibrio species with special emphasis on V. parahaemolyticus using both selective and non-selective media at moderate (20 C) and standard (37 C) culture temperatures from a bay water environment. Culture temperatures (20 or 37 C) did not affect the recovery of V. parahaemolyticus but did for other vibrios. We observed similar seasonality of V. parahaemolyticus as in most other environmental studies. V. parahaemolyticus and other Vibrio species were recovered in higher numbers by a replica plating method compared to most probable number (MPN) and direct TCBS (thiosulfate citrate bile-salt sucrose) agar counts. Even with the replica plating method, however, vibrios number goes down to a minimum level and V. parahaemolyticus was undetectable during the cool temperature period of the year, although total bacterial cells and CFU on nutrient agar (with 2% NaCl) did not vary so much during the study period.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2001|
- Ecology of vibrios
- Seawater analysis
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus
ASJC Scopus subject areas