Genetic variation in related cytolytic toxins produced by different species of Aeromonas

Ashok Chopra, Clifford W. Houston, Alexander Kurosky

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Abstract

Comparative analyses were performed at the immunological, biological, and genetic level to establish the degree of relatedness of a group of four cytotoxic enterotoxins and aerolysins produced by different isolates of Aeromonas: SSU [16], Ah1 [13], Ah2 [18], and Ah65 [21]. Results obtained from Western blot analysis, neutralization studies, and Southern blot analysis indicated that although the members of this group of toxins displayed structural similarities they also differed from each other at the immunological, biological and genetic level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume78
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1991

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Keywords

  • Aerolysin
  • Cytotoxic enterotoxin
  • Immunocrossreactivity
  • Neutralization
  • Southern blot hybridization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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