|Vibrio cholerae||medical dictionary|
Short, slightly curved rods, highly motile (single polar flagellum), gram-negative. Adhere to intestinal epithelium (adhesion mechanism unknown) and produce enzymes (neuraminidase, proteases) that facilitate access of the bacterium to the epithelial surface.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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