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Vibrio cholerae: Model Organism to Study Bacterial Pathogenesis - Interview


1Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California Santa Cruz - UCSC

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    Date Published: 5/28/2007, Issue 4; doi: 10.3791/207

    Cite this Article

    Yildiz, F. Vibrio cholerae: Model Organism to Study Bacterial Pathogenesis - Interview. J. Vis. Exp. (4), e207, doi:10.3791/207 (2007).


    The authors have nothing to disclose.



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    Posted by: AnonymousFebruary 25, 2008, 12:13 AM

    I whish to pay your attention to the work of Dr. M. Halpern and co workers (Haifa University, Israel) regarding to their evidence that egg masses of the non-biting midge Chironomus sp. harbor the pathogenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae and act as its sole carbon source, thereby providing a natural reservoir of this bacterium.  Here is a list of their articles on the subject. Broza, M. and Halpern, M. (²001) Chironomids egg masses and Vibrio cholerae. Nature 41²: 40. Halpern M., Gancz H., Broza, M. and Kashi, Y. (²003) Vibrio cholerae Hemagglutinin/Protease Degrades Chironomid Egg Masses. Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69: 4²00-4²04. Halpern M., Broza, Y. B., Mittler, S., Arakawa, E. and Broza, M. (²004) Chironomid egg masses as a natural reservoir of Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and non-O139 in freshwater habitats. Microbial Ecology. 47: 341-349. Broza, M., Gancz, H., Halpern, M. and Kashi, Y. (²005) Adult Non-Biting Midges: Possible Windborne Carriers of Vibrio cholerae Non-O1 Non-O139. Environmental Microbiology. 7: 576–585. (IF-4.63, R-13/89, Non-Self Citations-4).Halpern, M., Raats, D., Lavion, R. and Mittler, S. (²006) Dependent population dynamics between chironomids (nonbiting midges) and Vibrio cholerae. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 55: 98-104. (Halpern, M., Landesberg, O., Raates, D. and Rosenberg E. (²007) Culturable and VBNC Vibrio cholerae; Interactions with chironomid egg masses and their bacterial population. Microbial Ecology. 53: ²85-²93. (IF-².33², R-37/114 or 39/89). Senderovich, Y., Gershtein, Y. Halewa Etti and Halpern, M. (²008) Vibrio cholerae and Aeromonas; do they share a mutual host? The ISME Journal ²: ²76–²83.

    Posted by: AnonymousApril 8, 2008, 11:28 AM

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