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dc.contributor.authorMalayil, Leena
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:24:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:24:51Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.othermalayil_leena_200912_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/malayil_leena_200912_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26096
dc.description.abstractVibrios are an important part of the marine ecology and also include significant pathogens of humans and both vertebrate and invertebrate marine organisms. Here we evaluate an enrichment procedure for improved detection of V. cholerae and V. vulnificus, two known pathogenic vibrios. Results of our study conclude that using natural estuarine water amended with 1% peptone increases the recovery of V. cholerae and cholera toxin gene (ctx), while the traditional method proves to be better for V. vulnificus recovery. The cholera toxin genes are commonly known to harbor in V. cholerae and V.mimicus, in our study we are examining potential reservoirs of the cholera toxin gene in vibrios. The presence of ctx in other vibrios suggests the potential emergence of new toxigenic vibrios, which could be of a public health concern.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectcholera toxin gene
dc.subjectestuarine peptone water
dc.subjectvibrios
dc.titleExamination of reservoirs of the cholera toxin gene in coastal waters
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Health Science
dc.description.majorToxicology
dc.description.advisorErin Lipp
dc.description.committeeErin Lipp
dc.description.committeeMary Alice Smith
dc.description.committeeDana Cole


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