Vibrio shiloi sp. nov., the causative agent of bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2001 Jul;51(Pt 4):1383-1388. doi: 10.1099/00207713-51-4-1383.


The aetiological agent of bleaching of the coral Oculina patagonica was characterized as a new Vibrio species on the basis of 16S rDNA sequence, DNA-DNA hybridization data and phenotypic properties, including the cellular fatty acid profile. Based on its 16S rDNA and DNA-DNA hybridization, the new Vibrio species is closely related to Vibrio mediterranei. The name Vibrio shiloi sp. nov. is proposed for the new coral-bleaching species, the type strain being AK1T (= ATCC BAA-91T = DSM 13774T).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Cnidaria / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Fatty Acids / analysis
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • Species Specificity
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Vibrio / classification*
  • Vibrio / genetics
  • Vibrio / pathogenicity*


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Fatty Acids

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF007115