Vibrio Phosphoreum formerly photobacterium phosphoreum

  • gram-negative
  • rod-shaped
  • commonly described as the brightest bacterial luminescence
  • blue-green light
  • grows at 4°C to 35°C but optimum temperature 18°C to 25°C
  • lives in symbiosis with several marine organisms
  • potential use as general toxicity sensor, luminescence decreases in presence of toxins
  • facultatively anaerobic

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