Genetic Relatedness Among tdh (+) and trh (+) Vibrio parahaemolyticus Cultured from Gulf of Mexico Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Surrounding Water and Sediment
Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
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.
(2009). Genetic Relatedness Among tdh (+) and trh (+) Vibrio parahaemolyticus Cultured from Gulf of Mexico Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Surrounding Water and Sediment. Microbial Ecology, 57(3), 437-443.
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