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Appl Microbiol. 1975 Mar;29(3):393-9.

Bacterial flora of the hemolymph of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus: numerical taxonomy.

Abstract

Bacteria isolated from the hemolymph of normal blue crabs were found to be predominantly Vibrio sp., Pseudomonas sp., Acinetobacter sp., Bacillus sp., Flavobacterium sp., and coliforms. Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a cosmopolitan facultative pathogen widely implicated in outbreaks of gastroenteritis related to the consumption of improperly processed seafood, was present in crabs collected between the months of May to November and was identified in up to 21% of the hemolymphs sampled.

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1090258
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PMC186986
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