Genome sequence of the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae Amazonia

J Bacteriol. 2011 Oct;193(20):5877-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.05643-11.


Vibrio cholerae O1 Amazonia is a pathogen that was isolated from cholera-like diarrhea cases in at least two countries, Brazil and Ghana. Based on multilocus sequence analysis, this lineage belongs to a distinct profile compared to strains from El Tor and classical biotypes. The genomic analysis revealed that it contains Vibrio pathogenicity island 2 and a set of genes related to pathogenesis and fitness, such as the type VI secretion system, present in choleragenic V. cholerae strains.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Cholera / microbiology*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Vibrio cholerae / genetics*
  • Vibrio cholerae / isolation & purification


  • Bacterial Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AFSV00000000