African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of a new chromogenic selective medium for isolation and enumeration of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

  Hajime Teramura*, Shingo Mizuochi and Hidemasa Kodaka  
  Nissui Pharmaceutical Company Limited, 1075-2 Hokunanmoro, Yuki, Ibaraki, 307-0036, Japan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 July 2011
  •  Published: 09 October 2011



The X-VP agar, chromogenic selective medium for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, was evaluated for inclusivity and exclusivity by using 169 strains including 55 V. parahaemolyticus and compared with Thiosulfate Citrate Bile salt Sucrose (TCBS) and CHROMagar Vibrio media as conventional methods using V. parahaemolyticus inoculated seafood samples. Our results suggested the X-VP agar was useful for isolation and enumeration of V. parahaemolyticus.


Key words: Chromogenic selective agar medium, seafood, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, X-VP agar