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  • n. Plural form of vibrio.


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  • But, after years of hard research, it has been conclusively shown that the vast majority of infectious microbes can not be destroyed by the liquids of the organism and that the instance of the vibrios is to be explained by their extreme fragility.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • If any drop of the putrid matter is examined with a good glass, it is found to be teeming with myriads of minute jointed bodies, called vibrios, which indubitably proclaim their vitality by the energy of their movements.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • She focused on a group of organisms called vibrios, which includes several pathogens found in the Chesapeake Bay that are known to cause health problems.


  • Although different environmental factors are well known to affect the persistence of vibrios in these organisms, the key role of the interactions between vibrios and the immune system of bivalves has been recently highlighted by scientists from the Universities of Genova and Urbino (Italy) in Environmental Microbiology.

    - Boing Boing

  • And it flushes out thousands of different other competitors that would otherwise make life difficult for the vibrios.

    Paul Ewald asks, Can we domesticate germs?

  • One has only to keep these elements for twenty hours to discover that at the end of that time they have become completely incapable of transforming the vibrios charged with the amboceptor.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • In the case of the most fragile microbes, such as cholera vibrios and their kind, the combined action of the amboceptor and the complement leads to the destruction of the bacteria, whether accompanied or not by the granular transformation.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • We can quote as evidence to support this opinion that in the immunized organism, where the white corpuscles are intact, vibrios do not undergo the granular transformation in the humours and only take granular form in the interior of the white corpuscles.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • The corpuscles have had time to die for the most part and in these circumstances the vibrios remain intact.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture

  • This transformation, which takes place very fast with vibrios impregnated with the amboceptor or preparatory substance, implies their destruction.

    Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Lecture


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