Title

Genetic Relatedness Among tdh (+) and trh (+) Vibrio parahaemolyticus Cultured from Gulf of Mexico Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Surrounding Water and Sediment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2009

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) (tdh (+)/trh (+)) represent a small percentage of environmental Vp populations, and very little is known about this subpopulation. Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR and multilocus sequence analysis revealed heterogeneity among 41 Vp containing thermostable direct hemolysin (tdh) and tdh-related hemolysin (trh) that were isolated from Mississippi coastal environments from October 2006 to April 2007. There was no source-specific sequestering in oysters, water, or sediment.

Publication Title

Microbial Ecology

Volume

57

Issue

3

First Page

437

Last Page

443