Prorocentrum micans promote and Skeletonema tropicum disfavours persistence of the pathogenic bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Malin Olofsson, Maria E. Asplund, Indrani Karunasagar, Ann-Sofi Rehnstam-Holm, Anna Godhe

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Abstract

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common pathogen causing food poisoning with lethal results. Composition of phytoplankton communities could be a possible source affecting survival, persistence and proliferation of V. parahaemolyticus in marine environments. In this experiment an environmental strain of V. parahaemolyticus, isolated from the southwest coast of India, was exposed to one dinoflagellate, Prorocentrum micans and one diatom, Skeletonema tropicum. Results show that P. micans facilitate and S. tropicum prevents persistence of V. parahaemolyticus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-733
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
Volume42
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Biological Sciences (106)

Keywords

  • Associated bacteria
  • Phytoplankton
  • Prorocentrum micans
  • Skeletonema trop
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus

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