Divya M P ,PhD student (ICMR Fellow)
Molecular characterisation of environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus and study of its pathogenicity
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is recognized as a worldwide cause of food-borne gastroenteritis. The majority of isolates derived from environmental sources are believed to be non-pathogenic compared to the clinical strains that carry the toxin genes. The purpose of this study is to investigate genetic diversity and pathogenicity of V.parahaemolyticus isolates from environmental sources and understand the distinction between clinical and environmental isolates of this dynamic pathogen.