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  1. Vibrio fischeri

    A species of gram-negative bacteria in the genus VIBRIO, which exhibits LUMINESCENCE. V. fischeri is found in a symbiotic relationship with the SQUID Euprymna scolopes.

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  1. Aliivibrio fischeri

    Aliivibrio fischeri is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium found globally in marine environments. A. fischeri has bioluminescent properties, and is found predominantly in symbiosis with various marine animals, such as the bobtail squid. It is heterotrophic and moves by means of flagella. Free-living A. fischeri cells survive on decaying organic matter. The bacterium is a key research organism for examination of microbial bioluminescence, quorum sensing, and bacterial-animal symbiosis. It is named in honor of Bernhard Fischer, a German microbiologist. rRNA comparison led to the reclassification of this species from genus Vibrio to the newly created Aliivibrio in 2007.

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