Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2, pathogenic for eels, is also an opportunistic pathogen for humans.

@article{Amaro1996VibrioVB,
  title={Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2, pathogenic for eels, is also an opportunistic pathogen for humans.},
  author={Carmen Amaro and Elena Gonz{\'a}lez Biosca},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          1454-7
        }
}
We report that the eel pathogen Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 is also an opportunistic pathogen for humans. Results from a detailed comparative study using reference strains of both biotypes revealed that the clinical strain ATCC 33817, originally isolated from a human leg wound and classified as V. vulnificus (no reference on its biotype is noted), belongs to biotype 2 of the species. As a biotype 2 strain, it is negative for indole and pathogenic for eels and mice, harbors two plasmids of high… CONTINUE READING

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