Complete Genome Sequence of a Sucrose-Nonfermenting Epidemic Strain of Vibrio Cholerae O1 From Brazil

J Bacteriol. 2012 May;194(10):2772. doi: 10.1128/JB.00300-12.


We report the genome sequence of Vibrio cholerae strain IEC224, which fails to ferment sucrose. It was isolated from a cholera outbreak in the Amazon. The defective sucrose phenotype was determined to be due to a frameshift mutation, and a molecular marker of the Latin American main epidemic lineage was identified.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • Cholera / epidemiology
  • Cholera / microbiology*
  • Epidemics*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sucrose / metabolism*
  • Vibrio cholerae / classification*
  • Vibrio cholerae / genetics*
  • Vibrio cholerae / metabolism


  • Sucrose

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003330
  • GENBANK/CP003331