Preferential association of the heat-stable enterotoxin gene (stn) with environmental strains of Vibrio cholerae belonging to the O14 serogroup.

@article{Sarkar2002PreferentialAO,
  title={Preferential association of the heat-stable enterotoxin gene (stn) with environmental strains of Vibrio cholerae belonging to the O14 serogroup.},
  author={B. L. Sarkar and Tanuja Bhattacharya and Thandavarayan Ramamurthy and Toshio Shimada and Yoshifumi Takeda and Gopinath Balakrish Nair},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={245-51}
}
Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 serogroups have the capacity of causing epidemic and pandemic cholera but are infrequently found in the environment. The other serogroups are abundant in aquatic environments but do not possess the virulence genes necessary for causing the disease. Of the 559 environmental strains of V. cholerae, collected during different periods from environmental samples in Calcutta, 9 (1.6%) harboured the heat-stable enterotoxin gene (stn). Six of the 9 strains belonged… CONTINUE READING

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