Vibrio cholerae: One of the Vibrio bacteria, V. cholerae (as the name implies) is the agent of cholera, a devastating and sometimes lethal disease with profuse watery diarrhea.
Like other Vibrio, V. cholerae moves about actively. The word "vibrio" in Latin means "to quiver."
Vibrio cholerae with its single polar flagellum. Electron Micrograph of Vibrio cholerae by Leodotia Pope, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin.
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n. A bacterium that causes Asiatic cholera in humans; Koch's bacillus
I. Organism Information A. Taxonomy Information. Species: Vibrio cholerae : GenBank Taxonomy No.: 666; Description: Vibrio cholerae, a noninvasive gram-negative bacterium ...
Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology chapter on Vibrio cholerae, cause of epidemic cholera.