TABLE 2.

Comparison between the multiplex PCR for the CFs and dot blot assay in analysis of ETEC strains from Bolivia and Bangladesh

Colonization factor(s)No. of strains (no. which coexpress CS21) from indicated set identified by indicated assay
Bolivian (2002-2008; n = 65)Bangladeshi (2003-2005; n = 41)
Multiplex PCRDot blotMultiplex PCRDot blot
CFA/I9 (8)9 (7)5 (5)5 (2)
CS1+CS36 (5)5 (3)6 (5)5 (5)
CS2+CS31 (0)1 (0)3 (3)3 (1)
CS4+CS6001 (1)1
CS5+CS60033
CS61 (0)1 (0)3 (2)3 (0)
CS73311
CS123 (0)3 (0)3 (1)3 (0)
CS145555
CS1711 (1)10 (0)00
CS213031
None2328811