TABLE 1.

Phenotypic properties of serotype S. enterica serotype Paratyphi B strains of SARA

Designation (classification)aPhage typebDTFcMLEE typed
SARA 41 (Pb1)e3a var 1,2/Q31
SARA 44 (Pb1)Beccles/M31
SARA 45 (Pb1)Dundee/BT61
SARA 46 (Pb1a)Taunton/B71d
SARA 47 (Pb2)1 var 1/NC+1
SARA 49 (Pb2b)Beccless/NC+1c
SARA 50 (Pb3)f1 var 4/NC+2
SARA 51 (Pb3)1 var 4/NC+2
SARA 52 (Pb3)1 var 4/NC+2a
SARA 53 (Pb3)1 var 4/NC+2
SARA 54 (Pb3)1 var 4/NC+2
SARA 55 (Pb3a)1 var 4/NC+2b
SARA 56 (Pb4)g3b var 2+1g
SARA 57 (Pb5)hUT/NC+1e
SARA 59 (Pb5b)UT/NC+1c
SARA 62 (Pb7)iUT/UT+13
  • a Classification according to Beltran et al. (4).

  • b Phage types according to Rische and Ziesché (23). NC, not characteristic; UT, untypeable.

  • c DTF, d-tartrate fermentation.

  • d MLEE pattern according to Table 3.

  • e Same as SARB43 (Pb1) (6).

  • f Same as SARB44 (Pb3) (6).

  • g Same as SARB45 (Pb4) (6).

  • h Same as SARB46 (Pb5) (6).

  • i Same as SARB47 (Pb7) (6).