Detection of Virulence Genes by Polymerase Chain Reaction

  • Héctor Bracero
Keywords: Molecular Epidemiology, Bacterial Strains, Fingerprinting, Virulence Genes


Laboratory diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance of cholera in most of the Brazilian Public Health
Laboratories have been based on phenotypic characteristics, including antibiotic-resistance testing. These
methods are known to be of limited value for predicting the epidemiological potential of Vibrio cholerae strains.