The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Agg: See attached protocol.
Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. Vibro parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. Like other members of the genus Vibrio, this species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. While infection can occur via the fecal-oral route, ingestion of bacteria in raw or undercooked seafood, usually oysters, is the predominant cause of acute gastroenteritis caused by Vibro parahaemolyticus. Wound infections also occur, but are less common than seafood-borne disease. The disease mechanism of Vibro parahaemolyticus infections has not been fully elucidated. However, most clinical disease results from strains that carry either the thermostable direct hemolysin gene (tdh) or the tdh-related hemolysin gene (trh) or both genes.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus can be serotyped according to O group somatic antigens and K type capsular antigens.