Vibrio research in NH's Great Bay — a complex problem
What factors affect growth of Vibrios in oysters?
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are studying two illness-causing species of bacteria found in oysters to obtain a more detailed understanding of microbial life on the half-shell.
The research has revealed that oysters aren’t simply passive filter-feeders that contain the same bacteria as the water surrounding them. They each have a unique microbiome — the community of microbial organisms living within a certain area — that may be significantly different from one another and from their watery habitat.