Table 3

Similarity measure between virulence genes and Cluster 1 E. coli strains from all groups.

Genetic elementa

Virulence gene

Similarity measureb


OI-122

nleB

1.000

OI-122

ent/espL2

0.991

OI-122

nleE

0.947

OI-71

nleH1-2

0.684

OI-71

nleF

0.621

OI-71

nleA

0.553

OI-57

nleG6-2

0.527

CP-933N

espK

0.511

pO157

ehxA

0.445

OI-57

nleG5-2

0.440

pO157

etpD

0.402

pO157

espP

0.399

pO157

katP

0.382


a) harbouring the virulence gene; b) A value of 1 indicates complete similarity, while a value of zero means no similarity [49].

Bugarel et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:142   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-142

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