Table 2

Strains and serotype-converting bacteriophages used in this study

Strains or phages

Relevant characteristic

Reference or source


S. flexneri strains


036

Serotype Y

ICDC


014

Serotype X

ICDC


019

Serotype 1a

ICDC


036_1a

036 infected by SfI, serotype 1a

This study


036_X

036 infected by SfX, serotype X

This study


036_1d

036 infected by SfI and SfX, serotype 1d

This study


Phages


SfI

Phage SfI, induced from S. flexneri strain 019

This study


SfX

Phage SfX, induced from S. flexneri strain 2002017

This study


ICDC, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC

Sun et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:269   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-269

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