Draft genome sequence of the shrimp pathogen Vibrio harveyi CAIM 1792.

CIAD A.C. Mazatlan Unit for Aquaculture and Environmental Management, Sinaloa, México.
Journal of bacteriology (Impact Factor: 2.69). 04/2012; 194(8):2104. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00079-12
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ABSTRACT Vibrio harveyi is a Gram-negative bacterium found in tropical and temperate marine environments as a free-living organism or in association with aquatic animals. We report the first sequenced genome of a Vibrio harveyi strain, CAIM 1792, the etiologic agent of the "bright red" syndrome of the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei.

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