A colonization factor links Vibrio cholerae environmental survival and human infection

  title={A colonization factor links Vibrio cholerae environmental survival and human infection},
  author={Thomas J. Kirn and Brooke A. Jude and Ronald K. Taylor},
Many bacteria that cause diseases must be able to survive inside and outside the host. Attachment to and colonization of abiotic or biotic surfaces is a common mechanism by which various microorganisms enhance their ability to survive in diverse environments. Vibrio cholerae is a Gram-negative aquatic bacillus that is often found in the environment attached to the chitinous exoskeletons of zooplankton. It has been suggested that attachment to zooplankton enhances environmental survival of… CONTINUE READING
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