Phylogenetic analysis of marine environmental strains of Vibrio that produce aerobactin

Katsuji Murakami, Hiroyuki Fuse, Osamu Takimura, Kazuo Kamimura, Yukiho Yamaoka

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Bacteria that produce siderophone were isolated from the coastal marine environment of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. The siderophores were identified as a hyoxamate-type siderophore, aerobactin. The production of aerobactin was induced in the iron-limited conditions, and induction of outer membrane protein, which was assumed to be the aerobactin receptor, was observed simultaneously. These bacteria were phylogenetically identified as Vibrio species on the basis of 16S ribsomal DNA sequencing. These bacteria were closely related to Vibrio orientalis, Vibrio splendidus, Vibrio nereis, and Vibrio tubiashi. Vibrio species are known to be found in aquatic habitats with a wide range of salinities and comprise the dominaint component of the culturable marine microbial community. It appears Vibrio species that produce aerobactin exist extensively on the coatal marine environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Marine Biotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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