Persistence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, is a multifactorial process involving pili and flagella but not type III secretion systems or phase variation.

TitlePersistence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, is a multifactorial process involving pili and flagella but not type III secretion systems or phase variation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAagesen AM, Phuvasate S, Su Y-C, Häse CC
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume79
Issue10
Pagination3303-5
Date Published2013 May
ISSN1098-5336
KeywordsAnimals, Bacterial Adhesion, Bacterial Load, Bacterial Secretion Systems, Biofilms, Crassostrea, Fimbriae, Bacterial, Flagella, Gene Deletion, Genes, Bacterial, Genetic Complementation Test, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Abstract

Vibrio parahaemolyticus can resist oyster depuration, suggesting that it possesses specific factors for persistence. We show that type I pili, type IV pili, and both flagellar systems contribute to V. parahaemolyticus persistence in Pacific oysters whereas type III secretion systems and phase variation do not.

DOI10.1128/AEM.00314-13
Alternate JournalAppl. Environ. Microbiol.