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Genotypes Associated with Virulence in Environmental Isolates of Vibrio cholerae
ABSTRACT Vibrio cholerae is an autochthonous inhabitant of riverine and estuarine environments and also is a facultative pathogen for humans. Genotyping can be useful in assessing the risk ofExpand
Predictability of Vibrio cholerae in Chesapeake Bay
ABSTRACT Vibrio cholerae is autochthonous to natural waters and can pose a health risk when it is consumed via untreated water or contaminated shellfish. The correlation between the occurrence of V.Expand
Direct Detection of Vibrio cholerae and ctxA in Peruvian Coastal Water and Plankton by PCR
ABSTRACT Seawater and plankton samples were collected over a period of 17 months from November 1998 to March 2000 along the coast of Peru. Total DNA was extracted from water and from plankton groupedExpand
Occurrence and distribution of Vibrio cholerae in the coastal environment of Peru.
The occurrence and distribution of Vibrio cholerae in sea water and plankton along the coast of Peru were studied from October 1997 to June 2000, and included the 1997-98 El Niño event. Samples wereExpand
Cryptococcus neoformans Shows a Remarkable Genotypic Diversity in Brazil
ABSTRACT The genotypic diversity of Brazilian Cryptococcus neoformans strains was analyzed. The majority of the samples were αA (65%), followed by αB (17.5%), αD (9%), αAaD hybrids (5%), and αCExpand
Method of DNA extraction and application of multiplex polymerase chain reaction to detect toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 from aquatic ecosystems.
Vibrio cholerae is a free-living bacterium found in water and in association with plankton. V. cholerae non-O1/non-O139 strains are frequently isolated from aquatic ecosystems worldwide. LessExpand
The Importance of Chitin in the Marine Environment
Chitin is the most abundant renewable polymer in the oceans and is an important source of carbon and nitrogen for marine organisms. The process of chitin degradation is a key step in the cycling ofExpand
Pathogenic bacteria associated with oysters (Crassostrea brasiliana) and estuarine water along the south coast of Brazil
Abstract Oysters and estuarine water samples were collected monthly, from June 1998 to March 1999, in the Cananéia estuary, on the south coast of São Paulo, Brazil, and analyzed for bacterial hazardsExpand
Deep-sea hydrothermal vent bacteria related to human pathogenic Vibrio species
Significance During Alvin and Nautile dives in 1999, samples were collected from water surrounding sulfide chimneys of a hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise and four mesophilic bacteriaExpand
Genomic profiles of clinical and environmental isolates of Vibrio cholerae O1 in cholera-endemic areas of Bangladesh
  • Y. Zo, I. Rivera, +6 authors R. Colwell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 30 August 2002
Diversity, relatedness, and ecological interactions of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 populations in two distinctive habitats, the human intestine and the aquatic environment, were analyzed. TwentyExpand