Identification of a DNA methyltransferase gene carried on a pathogenicity island-like element (VPAI) in Vibrio parahaemolyticus and its prevalence among clinical and environmental isolates

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Author(s)

  • Hui-Zhen Wang
  • Minnie M. L. Wong
  • Desmond O'Toole
  • Mandy M. H. Mak
  • Rudolf S. S. Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4455-4460
Journal / PublicationApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume72
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Abstract

In this study we identified a putative virulence-associated DNA methyltransferase (MTase) gene carried on a novel 22.79-kb pathogenicity island-like element (VPAI) in V. parahaemolyticus. The V. parahaemolyticus MTase gene was shown by PCR to be prevalent (>98%) in pandemic thermostable direct hemolysin gene-positive isolates, which suggests that VPAI may confer unique virulence traits to pandemic strains of V. parahaemolyticus. Copyright © 2006, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

Citation Format(s)

Identification of a DNA methyltransferase gene carried on a pathogenicity island-like element (VPAI) in Vibrio parahaemolyticus and its prevalence among clinical and environmental isolates. / Wang, Hui-Zhen; Wong, Minnie M. L.; O'Toole, Desmond; Mak, Mandy M. H.; Wu, Rudolf S. S.; Kong, Richard Y. C.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 72, No. 6, 06.2006, p. 4455-4460.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal