Emerging Hybrid Variants of Vibrio cholerae O1
G. Balakrish Nair, Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Ashrafus Safa and Yoshifumi Takeda
from: Vibrio cholerae: Genomics and Molecular Biology (Edited by: Shah M. Faruque and G. Balakrish Nair). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2008)
Rapid emergence of genetic variants among toxigenic epidemic strains of Vibrio cholerae, contributes to the intricate epidemiological pattern of cholera. A remarkable event in recent years has been the emergence of strains of V. cholerae O1 which possess traits of both the classical and El Tor biotypes. The phenotypic, genetic, and epidemiological characteristics, of these new variants have been reviewed, with particular emphasis on the origin, significance and implications of these strains in the epidemiology of cholera read more ...