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COMPARISON OF THE SURVIVAL AND PROLIFERATION OF VIRULENT & AVIRULENT STRAINS OF VIBRIO VULNIFICUS & VIBRIO PARA. IN SEAWATER & SHELLFISH

Investigators
Richards G P
Institutions
University of Delaware
Start date
2010
End date
2013
Objective
This study will evaluate the survival and proliferation of virulent and avirulent strains of V. vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus in marine waters and in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the presence and absence of algae. It will compare the role of single versus continuous algae addition on V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus survival and proliferation. Mechanisms of potential vibrio suppression by oyster-associated factors released into seawater will be evaluated. This research may lead to recommendations for vibrio monitoring and for the continued sale of raw shellfish in the marketplace.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1935-42000-065-04S
Accession number
419417
Categories
Vibrio
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Seafood