Expression of virulence-related properties by, and intestinal adhesiveness of, Vibrio mimicus strains isolated from aquatic environments

Munirul Alam, Shin Ichi Miyoshi, Shigeo Yamamoto, Ken Ichi Tomochika, Sumio Shinoda

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Abstract

A study of the major pathogenic characteristics of Vibrio mimicus was carried out with 77 strains isolated from aquatic environments in Okayama, Japan. Of the strains tested, 96% demonstrated in vitro adherence to the rabbit intestinal mucosa, of which 36, 20, and 43% belonged to the strongly, moderately, and weakly adhesive groups, respectively. Of the 27 strains which appeared to be enterotoxigenic in the experiments using rabbit ileal loops, 74% belonged to the strongly adhesive group. All strains of V. mimicus at early log phase showed cell-mediated hemagglutination, and 70% of strongly hemagglutinative strains belonged to the strongly adhesive group, implying a possible correlation between cell-mediated hemagglutination and bacterial adherence. However, no significant correlation could be detected in the production of putative exocellular pathogenic factors and bacterial adherence or enterotoxigenicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3871-3874
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume62
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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