TABLE 2.

Characteristics of the 34 allelic profiles (STs)

STAllelic profiledNo. of isolatesGeographic originaHostbNo. of toxinogenic isolatesc
aroEdutAddltpirecAgmksodA
122212129USA, It, Be, RF, NF, CFHa, Hc, horse, u9
243533348USA, Jp, PFHa, Hc, u8 (A B+)
322211155Jp, It, RF, CFHa, horse5
452211125RF, NFHa, Hc5
522221124GB, BeHa4
622221223USA, NF, RFHa3
762316113NF, CFHc, horse0
885557663It, RF, CFHa, cow2
952411213It, RFHa3
1074511123RF, NFHa3
1111111112USA, RFHc0
1222211222It, CFDog, horse2
1332111231USAu1
1432311421ItHa0
1522211251ItRabbit1
1622121151ItHa1
1752221111ItHa1
1862314111JpHa0
1952421211JpHa1
2062315111RFHc0
2122141221RFHc0
2222217561NFHc1
2322261121ItHa1
2452418211NFHa1
2574411121NFHa1
2643579751NFHc0
2722222111RFHa1
2892211171RFHa1
29855510661RFHa1
30322111211RFHa1
3131113211RFHa1
3222241221RFHc0
33102212121PFHa1
3485257661PFHa1
  • a Be, Belgium; It, Italia; Jp, Japan; NF, Nancy (France); RF, Rouen (France); CF, Caen (France); PF, Paris; USA; United States of America; GB, Great Britain.

  • b Ha, Human adult; Hc, Human child; u, unknown.

  • c A+ B+ isolates, except for ST2 (A B+ isolates).

  • d Numbers are identification numbers of alleles.