Viable but Nonculturable Vibrio cholerae O1 in the Aquatic Environment of Argentina

@article{Binsztein2004ViableBN,
  title={Viable but Nonculturable Vibrio cholerae O1 in the Aquatic Environment of Argentina},
  author={Norma Binsztein and M. Costagliola and Mariana G Pichel and Ver{\'o}nica Jurquiza and F C Ram{\'i}rez and Rut Akselman and M N Vacchino and Anwar Huq and Rita R. Colwell},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70},
  pages={7481 - 7486}
}
ABSTRACT In Argentina, as in other countries of Latin America, cholera has occurred in an epidemic pattern. Vibrio cholerae O1 is native to the aquatic environment, and it occurs in both culturable and viable but nonculturable (VNC) forms, the latter during interepidemic periods. This is the first report of the presence of VNC V. cholerae O1 in the estuarine and marine waters of the Río de la Plata and the Argentine shelf of the Atlantic Ocean, respectively. Employing immunofluorescence and… Expand
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