Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative, halophilic bacterium and opportunistic pathogen of humans and shrimp. Investigating the mechanisms of V. parahaemolyticus infection and the multifarious virulence factors it employs requires procedures for bacterial culture, genetic manipulation, and analysis of virulence phenotypes. Detailed protocols for growth assessment, generation of mutants, and phenotype assessment are included in this article.
- genetic manipulation
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