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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000


Molecular Evidence of Clonal Vibrio parahaemolyticus Pandemic Strains

Nandini Roy Chowdhury*, Soumen Chakraborty*, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy*, Mitsuaki Nishibuchi†, Shinji Yamasaki*‡, Yoshifumi Takeda§, and Gopinath Balakrish Nair*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, India; †Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; ‡Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan; §National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 2

Nonpandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains used in this study

No. Serotype Strain no. Year of isolation Origin
1 O3:K6 AQ3810 1983 Singapore
2 O3:K6 AQ4093 1986 Maldive Islands
3 O3:K6 AQ4133 1986 Hong Kong
4 O4:K63 VP32 1995 India
5 O4:K8 VP221 1997 India
6 O4:K10 VP254 1998 India
7 O1:KUT 91A1437 1991 United States
8 O1:KUT AQ4764 1992 Thailand
9 O2:K3 VP191 1997 India
10 O4:K13 VP206 1997 India
11 O3:K29 VP263 1998 India
12 O1:K25 TdP10 1998 Thailand
13 O4:K9 TdP16 1998 Thailand

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