Luminous enteric bacteria of marine fishes: a study of their distribution, densities, and dispersion.

@article{Ruby1979LuminousEB,
  title={Luminous enteric bacteria of marine fishes: a study of their distribution, densities, and dispersion.},
  author={Edward G. Ruby and Juan M Morin},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={406-11}
}
Three taxa of luminous bacteria (Photobacterium fischeri, P. phosphoreum, and Beneckea spp.) were found in the enteric microbial populations of 22 species of surface- and midwater-dwelling fishes. These bacteria often occurred in concentrations ranging between 10 and 10 colony-forming units per ml of enteric contents. By using a genetically marked strain, it was determined that luminous cells entering the fish during ingestion of seawater or contaminated particles traversed the alimentary tract… CONTINUE READING