Relation of capsular polysaccharide production and colonial cell organization to colony morphology in Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a ubiquitous, gram-negative marine bacterium that undergoes phase variation between opaque and translucent colony morphologies. The purpose of this study was to determine the factor(s) responsible for the opaque and translucent phenotypes and to examine cell organization within both colony types. Examination of thin sections of… CONTINUE READING