Sixty years from the discovery of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and some recollections.

@article{Shinoda2011SixtyYF,
  title={Sixty years from the discovery of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and some recollections.},
  author={Sumio Shinoda},
  journal={Biocontrol science},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={129-37}
}
Vibrio parahaemolyticus was discovered by Tsunesaburo Fujino after a shirasu food poisoning outbreak in 1950, but at that time the isolate was named Pasteurella parahaemolytica, not Vibrio. Although the isolate resembled Vibrio, some properties did not correspond with those of Vibrio. For example, the curved cell form of the cell was one of the important taxonomical indicators of the genus, but the isolate was straight in form. After 5 years, Iwao Takikawa isolated a similar bacterium from a… CONTINUE READING

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