Molecular characterization of Vibrio cholerae isolates from Iran 2012 and 2013 outbreaks

  title={Molecular characterization of Vibrio cholerae isolates from Iran 2012 and 2013 outbreaks},
  author={Bita Bakhshi},
  journal={Letters in Applied Microbiology},
  • B. Bakhshi
  • Published 1 June 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology
The aim of this study was to assess the genetic diversity of Vibrio cholerae isolated from 2012 and 2013 outbreaks in Iran, with regard to their virulence properties. A total of 20 V. cholerae strains were collected from Sistan‐Baluchestan province of Iran during 2012 and 2013 outbreaks. Hybridization assays showed the presence of ctx, zot, ace and rstC genes related to CTX and RS1 phages in all of the isolates. PCR assay indicated the concomitant presence of ORFs within RTX (1448, 1451) and… 
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