Vibrio harveyi Associated with Aglaophenia octodonta (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria)

  title={Vibrio harveyi Associated with Aglaophenia octodonta (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria)},
  author={Loredana Stabili and Cinzia Gravili and Stefano Piraino and Ferdinando Boero and Pietro Alifano},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
A previously unknown association between a luminous bacterium, Vibrio harveyi, and a benthic hydrozoan, Aglaophenia octodonta, is described. Aglaophenia hydrocladia showed a clear fluorescence in the folds along the hydrocaulus and at the base of the hydrotheca, suggesting the presence of luminous bacteria. This hypothesis was confirmed by isolation of luminous bacteria from Aglaophenia homogenates. Phenotypic characterization of bacterial isolates was performed by several morphological… CONTINUE READING