State-of-the-art research on the biology of vibrios, examining the impact of innovative molecular and genomic approaches on the traditional disciplines in the field. * Provides a cutting-edge analysis of the four main fields of study: biodiversity, ecology and its applications, post-genomics, and disease and epidemiology. * Offers significant coverage of new subject areas and examines the detection, characterization, and identification tools that have been developed to facilitate the rapid screening of vibrio strains. * Explores new guidelines and paradigms for the different branches of vibrio research and considers developments in the field, including the increasingly significant discipline of marine biotechnology and its relationship to the study of vibrios. * Serves as a valuable reference to bacterial taxonomists, microbial ecologists, and health management professionals, as well as to researchers, lecturers, and students of marine biology and aquaculture. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.