Colonization of the gut of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) by Vibrio cholerae.

  title={Colonization of the gut of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) by Vibrio cholerae.},
  author={Anwar Huq and S. A. Huq and Darrell Jay Grimes and Michael O'brien and Ka Hou Chu and J M Capuzzo and Rita R. Colwell},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={52 3},
Attachment of Vibrio cholerae to the mucosal surface of the intestine is considered to be an important virulence characteristic. Vibrio cholerae, an autochthonous member of brackish water and estuarine bacterial communities, also attaches to crustacea, a significant factor in multiplication and survival of V. cholerae in nature. The ability of V. cholerae to attach to the gut wall of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) was examined, and attachment was observed only in the hindgut and not the… CONTINUE READING


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