Indian Journal of Medical Research

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Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 128  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 695--698

Biotyping of Vibrio cholerae O1 : time to redefine the scheme


A Raychoudhuri1, AK Mukhopadhyay1, T Ramamurthy1, RK Nandy1, Y Takeda2, G Balakrish Nair1 
1 Division of Microbiology, National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India
2 Collaborative Research Center of Okayama University for Infectious Diseases in India, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
G Balakrish Nair
Division of Microbiology, National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India

Considering the recent emergence of "hybrid biotype" and "El Tor variant", we propose to redefine the biotyping scheme for Vibrio cholerae O1 serogroup. The existing biotyping scheme has limitations and causes confusion as many of the hybrid biotype and El Tor variant strains have phenotypic and genetic changes. A revised biotyping scheme will play a significant role to understand the ecology, epidemiology and nature of infection of V. cholerae O1 strains in future.


How to cite this article:
Raychoudhuri A, Mukhopadhyay A K, Ramamurthy T, Nandy R K, Takeda Y, Nair G B. Biotyping of Vibrio cholerae O1 : time to redefine the scheme.Indian J Med Res 2008;128:695-698


How to cite this URL:
Raychoudhuri A, Mukhopadhyay A K, Ramamurthy T, Nandy R K, Takeda Y, Nair G B. Biotyping of Vibrio cholerae O1 : time to redefine the scheme. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];128:695-698
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