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Title: Environmental reservoirs and mechanisms of persistence of Vibrio cholerae
Authors: Noorian, Parisa
Erken, Martina
Lutz, Carla
Sun, Shuyang
McDougald, Diane
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Biological sciences::Microbiology::Bacteria
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Lutz, C., Erken, M., Noorian, P., Sun, S., & McDougald, D. (2013). Environmental reservoirs and mechanisms of persistence of Vibrio cholerae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 375-.
Series/Report no.: Frontiers in microbiology
Abstract: It is now well accepted that Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the water-borne disease cholera, is acquired from environmental sources where it persists between outbreaks of the disease. Recent advances in molecular technology have demonstrated that this bacterium can be detected in areas where it has not previously been isolated, indicating a much broader, global distribution of this bacterium outside of endemic regions. The environmental persistence of V. cholerae in the aquatic environment can be attributed to multiple intra- and interspecific strategies such as responsive gene regulation and biofilm formation on biotic and abiotic surfaces, as well as interactions with a multitude of other organisms. This review will discuss some of the mechanisms that enable the persistence of this bacterium in the environment. In particular, we will discuss how V. cholerae can survive stressors such as starvation, temperature, and salinity fluctuations as well as how the organism persists under constant predation by heterotrophic protists.
ISSN: 1664-302X
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00375
Rights: © 2013 The Authors. This paper was published in Frontiers in Microbiology and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The Authors. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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