Lateral flagellum of Vibrio fluvialis: a species-specific antigen

S. Shinoda, N. Nakahara, H. Kane

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Antiserum against lateral flagella (L flagella) of Vibrio fluvialis AQ 0007 was prepared, and H agglutination tests of V. fluvialis strains were carried out with antiserum. Thirty-seven strains isolated from human patients, marine products, or seawater were tested. All strains, except three which had lost the ability to form L flagella, agglutinated with that antiserum. The antiserum did not agglutinate other vibrio species having L flagella, whereas antisera against L flagella of other vibrios did not agglutinate V. fluvialis. These results suggest that the L flagellar antigen of V. fluvialis is common and specific to the species, and is a useful tool for serological identification of the organism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1529
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian journal of microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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