Table 7

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

Genetic elementa

Virulence factor

Similarity measureb


OI-122

nleB

1.000

OI-122

ent/espL2

0.983

OI-122

nleE

0.942

OI-71

nleF

0.649

OI-71

nleA

0.511

OI-71

nleH1-2

0.492

OI-57

nleG6-2

0.429

pO157

ehxA

0.420

CP-933N

espK

0.399

pO157

etpD

0.395

pO157

espP

0.382

OI-57

nleG5-2

0.382

pO157

katP

0.313


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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