TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains used in this study

StrainIsolation and characterizationaReference(s) or source
V. vulnificus 1003
    1003(O)Wound isolate, opaque, encapsulated, virulent; designated as wild type, smooth; CPS serotype 9, LPS serotype unk.; Colr16
    BG(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of 1003(O), dry, wrinkledThis study
    BG(T1)Spontaneous translucent derivative of 1003(O), smoothThis study
    BG(T2)Spontaneous highly translucent derivative of BG(T1), smoothThis study
    AZ(T)Spontaneous highly translucent derivative of 1003(O), avirulent, smooth, previously 1003(T)35
    ABZ1(T)Translucent, avirulent; defective in capsule expression due to mini-Tn10 insertion in the wcvA gene of 1003(O), smooth; Kanr24, 35
    ABZ1(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of ABZ1(T), dry, wrinkled; KanrThis study
    GMB4(T)Translucent, avirulent; mini-Tn10 insertion in ORF4 of 1003(O) super-integron region, smooth; previously ABZ44(T); Kanr24, 34
    GMB4(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of GMB4(T), dry, wrinkled; KanrThis study
    GMB4(O)Spontaneous opaque derivative of GMB4(T), smooth; KanrThis study
V. vulnificus
    1005(O)Blood isolate, opaque, smooth; CPS serotype 1, LPS serotype 316
    1005(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of 1005(O), dry, wrinkledThis study
    1007(O)Blood isolate, opaque, smooth; CPS serotype 4, LPS serotype O116
    1007(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of 1007(O), dry, wrinkledThis study
    1014(O)Blood isolate, opaque, smooth; CPS serotype 3, LPS serotype 216
    1014(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of 1014(O), dry, wrinkledThis study
    96-7-155(O)Eel isolate, opaque, smooth; CPS serotype 9, LPS serotype unk.Laboratory collection
    96-7-155(R)Spontaneous rugose derivative of 96-7-155(O), dry, wrinkledThis study
  • a Colr, colistin resistance; Kanr, kanamycin resistance; LPS, lipopolysaccharide; unk., unknown.