Table 4

Similarity measure between virulence genes and Cluster 1 for typical EPEC strains

Genetic elementa

Virulence gene

Similarity measureb


OI-122

ent/espL2

1.000

OI-122

nleB

1.000

OI-122

nleE

1.000

OI-71

nleH1-2

0.678

OI-71

nleA

0.352

OI-71

nleF

0.352

OI-57

nleG5-2

0.327

OI-57

nleG6-2

0.327

CP-933N

espK

0.315

pO157

etpD

0.259

pO157

espP

0.237

pO157

ehxA

0.227

pO157

katP

0.217


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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