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Detection and diversity of pathogenic Vibrio from Fiji

Singh, Reema R. and Narayan, Vinay V. and McLenachan, P.A. and Winkworth, Richard C. and Mitra, S. and Lockhart, P.J. and Berry, L. and Hatha, Abdulla M. and Aalbersberg, William G.L. and Rao, Dhana (2012) Detection and diversity of pathogenic Vibrio from Fiji. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 4 (4). pp. 403-411. ISSN 1758-2229

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Here we investigate the diversity of pathogenic Vibrio species in marine environments close to Suva, Fiji. We use four distinct yet complementary analyses 13 biochemical testing, phylogenetic analyses, metagenomic analyses and molecular typing 13 to provide some preliminary insights into the diversity of vibrios in this region. Taken together our analyses confirmed the presence of nine Vibrio species, including three of the most important disease-causing vibrios (i.e. V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus), in Fijian marine environments. Furthermore, since toxigenic V. parahaemolyticus are present on fish for consumption we suggest these bacteria represent a potential public health risk. Our results from Illumina short read sequencing are encouraging in the context of microbial profiling and biomonitoring. They suggest this approach may offer an efficient and costeffective method for studying the dynamics of microbial diversity in marine environments over time.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 20:33
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 23:16

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