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
Date Published2013 May
KeywordsVibrio parahaemolyticus

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.