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DNA Blueprint Of Deadly Cholera Bacterium Unveiled

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August 3, 2000
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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
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As reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, scientists have determined the entire order of paired chemical building blocks that make up the DNA of the deadly cholera bacterium, an ancient infectious foe.

As reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, scientists have determined the entire order of paired chemical building blocks that make up the DNA of the deadly cholera bacterium, an ancient infectious foe. The comma-shaped microbe, Vibrio cholerae, causes a severe diarrheal disease that has been endemic in southern Asia for at least 1,000 years. Since 1817, it has spread worldwide to cause seven pandemics. Between outbreaks, the organism thrives in brackish waters in both harmless and disease-causing forms.


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National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. (2000, August 3). DNA Blueprint Of Deadly Cholera Bacterium Unveiled. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/08/000803075719.htm
National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "DNA Blueprint Of Deadly Cholera Bacterium Unveiled." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/08/000803075719.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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