About this Research Topic
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacterium widely found in brackish saltwater. V. parahaemolyticus is a leading cause of intestinal infections linked to the consumption of contaminated seafood. The emergence of a clonal group of ‘pandemic’ strains of V. parahaemolyticus is linked to the worldwide outbreaks of V. parahaemolyticus-induced diarrhea and gastroenteritis since 1996. This Research Topic will focus attention on the latest developments in physiology, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction, genomics, molecular epidemiology, population genetics and microevolution, therapeutic and diagnostic approaches, and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance of this bacterium, and will also strive to identify areas of future development.
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