TABLE 1.

Designations, sequence characteristics, and origin of the intimin alleles used in this study

Designation of intimin alleleORF length (bp)G+C content (%)Reference strain (serotype)Accession no.
α (alpha)2,82042.09E2348/69 (O127:H6)M58154
β (beta)2,82042.98RDEC-1 (O15:H)AF200363
γ 1 (gamma 1)2,80542.67EDL933 (O157:H7)Z11541.1
γ 2 (gamma 2)2,80842.9595NR1 (O111:H)AF025311
ε (epsilon)2,84742.78PMK5 (O103:H2)AF116899
ζ (zeta)2,81742.60537/89 (O84:NM)AJ298279
4795/95 (O84:H4)AJ271407
η (eta)2,84742.50CF11201 (O125:H)AJ308550
θ (theta)2,80843.07CL37 (O111:H8)AF449418
ι (iota)2,81441.707476/96 (O145:H4)AJ308551
κ (kappa)2,82042.066044/95 (O118:H5)AJ308552