Serological studies on Vibrio fluvialis

Jpn J Med Sci Biol. 1983 Dec;36(6):315-23. doi: 10.7883/yoken1952.36.315.


The serology of 138 strains of Vibrio fluvialis was studied. Eighteen O-antigenic groups were defined among them and it was shown that the H antigens of all the strains were identical regardless of the biovar. The presence of mucoid antigen, which inhibits O agglutination, was found in some strains. As all O antisera for V. fluvialis contained some R antibody, all diagnostic O sera must be absorbed with R organisms before use. Some O antigens of V. fluvialis were identical with those of certain Vibrio cholerae serovars.

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Agglutination
  • Agglutinins / immunology*
  • Animals
  • Antigens, Bacterial / immunology*
  • Bangladesh
  • Birds / microbiology
  • Cross Reactions
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Fishes / microbiology
  • Gastroenteritis / microbiology
  • Humans
  • India
  • Japan
  • O Antigens
  • Seawater
  • Serotyping
  • Vibrio / classification*
  • Vibrio / immunology
  • Vibrio / isolation & purification


  • Agglutinins
  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • O Antigens