Query: NC_007645:1245927 Hahella chejuensis KCTC 2396, complete genome Lineage: Hahella chejuensis; Hahella; Hahellaceae; Oceanospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This organism was isolated from marine sediment from Cheju Island, Republic of Korea. Hahella chejuensis is a slight halophile with an optimum salinity of 2%. This organism produces a large amount of exopolysaccharide, which has potential as an emulsification agent.
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General Information: This is a Biotype 1 hospital isolate from Taiwan. It contains larger chromosomes and >1000 genes as compared to Vibrio cholerae and contains a conjugative plasmid, pYJ016. There are numerous virulence factors including a cytolysin, protease, capsular polysaccharide as well as iron-uptake systems encoded in the genome. This genus is abundant in marine or freshwater environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas; regions that provide an important reservoir for the organism in between outbreaks of the disease. Vibrio can affect shellfish, finfish, and other marine animals and a number of species are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this species are opportunistic pathogens that can attack immunocompromised patients and causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of mucous membranes of stomach and intestine), wound infections, and primary septicemia (spread of the organism through the blood). This organism is the major cause of death from eating raw oysters, especially in people with liver damage. It only affects humans and other primates.