Note Characterization of Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal isolated from water in Malaysia

Son, Radu and Rusul, G. and Samuel, Lihan and Yuherman, - and Senthil, S. and Rasip, A. and Nasreldin, E. and Nishibuchi, M. (1999) Note Characterization of Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal isolated from water in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 85 (6). pp. 1073-1077. ISSN 1365-2672

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Abstract

Four Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal strains isolated from surface water were characterized by antibiotic resistance, plasmid profile, presence of cholera toxin gene and random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis. All four strains exhibit multiple resistance towards the antibiotics tested with a multiple antibiotic resistance index of 0.5-0.66, and harboured a 2.0 MDa non-conjugative plasmid. The Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal were positive for the cholera toxin gene. Antibiotyping and random amplification of polymorphic DNA analysis with four primers proved to be useful in discriminating the isolates. RAPD proved to be more sensitive. These results reveal that there is significant genetic diversity among the Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal strains studied.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vibrio cholerae, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 07:19
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 07:41
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10106

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