On the physiology of marine bacterium Vibrio natriegens


The poster was shown during the annual meeting of the PriME collaboration at the Simons Foundation in New York.


Vibrio natriegens is one of the fastest growing microbes. To gain some insight into why such a fast growing species does not take over the oceans, we assessed possible trade-off of fast growth with other physiological properties. E. coli is known to exhibit lower yield, longer lag (during nutrient shift) and faster death when growing faster. I will report these physiological attributes for V. natriegens, as well as other traits such as related to chitin degradation and temperature response.