Quantification and distribution of vibrio species in water from an estuary in Ceará-Brazil impacted by shrimp farming

  • Renata A Costa Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Giselle C Silva Universidade Federal do Ceará; Instituto de Ciências do Mar; Laboratório de Microbiologia Ambiental e do Pescado
  • Jackson R. O Peixoto Universidade Federal do Ceará; Instituto de Ciências do Mar; Laboratório de Microbiologia Ambiental e do Pescado
  • Gustavo H. F Vieira Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú; Departamento de Biologia
  • Regine H. S. F Vieira Universidade Federal do Ceará; Instituto de Ciências do Mar; Laboratório de Microbiologia Ambiental e do Pescado
Keywords: Vibrio, Estuary, Shrimp farming

Abstract

Vibrios were quantified and their distribution determined for the estuary of the Coreaú river, in Northeastern Brazil, based on 24 water samples collected between June and October 2005. The most probable number of vibrios per 100 mL ranged from 230 x 10³ to 240 x 10(11). The pH value was the environmental factor most strongly associated with the abundance of vibrios. Sixty-two vibrio strains were isolated belonging to 15 species (6 of which observed in June-September and 8 in October). The most frequently isolated species were V. parahaemolyticus and V. cholerae.

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Published
2010-09-01
How to Cite
Costa, R., Silva, G., Peixoto, J., Vieira, G., & Vieira, R. (2010). Quantification and distribution of vibrio species in water from an estuary in Ceará-Brazil impacted by shrimp farming . Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 58(3), 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-87592010000300001
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