University of New Hampshire
scientists have identified a strain of bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers at increasing rates over the past decade. The researchers have developed a genetic “map” of the main pathogen, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
, and two related strains as endemic to the Atlantic Coast of North America. They are now conducting additional research to understand how this pathogen evolved from harmless to pathogenic.
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