Selected List of Viable but Non-culturable Pathogens

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Caption: Pathogens included : Aeromonas spp, Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas putida, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri, Shigella dsysenteriae, Vibrio cholerae 01,Vibrio cholerae 0139,Vibrio mimicus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, Pasteurella piscida
A major insight from the past few decades is the discovery that pathogens can exist in a viable state even though they cannot be cultured. This list gives a quick glimpse of some of the pathogens in which the "viable but non-culturable" phenomenon has been studied, from E. coli to Helicobacter pylori (the cause of ulcers), to Legionella and Salmonella.

Source: Dr. Rita Colwell


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