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Persistence of Vibrio Vulnificus in Oysters

Start date
2000
End date
2000
Objective
A newly described adherence factor expressed by V. vulnificus was identified. Significant progress in its isolation has been made, but further study is needed to determine its role in oyster colonization. Comparison of adherence to oyster cells by afimbriated mutants with that of wild type strains will provide insights on how this microbe persists in oysters.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
23705
Categories
Vibrio
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Seafood