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Unique organization of the CTX genetic element in Vibrio cholerae O139 strains which reemerged in Calcutta, India, in September 1996.

Authors
  • Sharma, C
  • Maiti, S
  • Mukhopadhyay, A K
  • Basu, A
  • Basu, I
  • Nair, G B
  • Mukhopadhyaya, R
  • Das, B
  • Kar, S
  • Ghosh, R K
  • Ghosh, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1997
Volume
35
Issue
12
Pages
3348–3350
Identifiers
PMID: 9399556
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We studied the restriction fragment length polymorphism of the rRNA gene and CTX genetic element in Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal, which resurged in Calcutta in September 1996 after a gap of 32 months. While the strains from this resurgence were indistinguishable from the earlier strains by ribotyping, the structure of the CTX genetic element present in the current O139 strains was found to be unconventional.

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