The Vibrios: Scavengers, Symbionts, and Pathogens From the Sea
Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Ocean Science and Engineering
Bacteria belonging to the genus Vibrio are major carbon cycle drivers in marine and estuarine environments. As is the case for most carbon cycle participants, the vibrios metabolize degradable compounds such as sugars and amino acids; they can also degrade some more recalcitrant compounds including hydrocarbons and lignins. Several vibrios are symbionts and even fewer are pathogenic for animals, including humans and marine animals and plants. This paper reviews Vibrio ecology, metabolism, and survival, and it also discusses select vibrios—V. alginolyticus, V. cholerae, V. coralliilyticus, V. cortegadensis, V. fischeri, V. harveyi, V. harveyi var. carahariae, V. ordalii, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. vulnificus.
(2020). The Vibrios: Scavengers, Symbionts, and Pathogens From the Sea. Microbial Ecology.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/17706