a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing gram-negative rods. Their metabolism is fermentative, and they are usually luminescent. They occur on the surface of dead fish and in sea water. The type species is lucibacterium harveyi.
Synonym: Photobacterium harveyi.
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... phosphoreum - growth at 4C, no growth 35C; brightest light emiter of all bacteria; isolated from fish light organs and seawater Vibrio (Lucibacterium) harveyi - many strains emit some light Vibrio logei - growth at 4C; most strains emit light Vibrio (Beneckea) natriegens - survives years ...
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