TABLE 1

Six highly similar C. difficile RT078 clusters identified as identical through core genome analysisa

Cluster no.ENA ID no.YrContinentCountryHostANI (%)
1ERR1712092004North AmericaCanadaAnimal
ERR1712302010EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.93
ERR2569112011EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.91
ERR1713032008EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.90
ERR2569862012EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.84
ERR2569102011EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.83
ERR19104691997EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.82
ERR19104681997EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.80
ERR2569812008EuropeUnited KingdomHuman99.75
2ERR2570712011EuropeNetherlandsAnimal
ERR2570722011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.94
3ERR2570532011EuropeNetherlandsAnimal
ERR2570572011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.77
4ERR2570672011EuropeNetherlandsAnimal
ERR1713522011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.97
ERR2570522011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.91
5ERR2570462011EuropeNetherlandsAnimal
ERR2570612011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.82
6ERR2570652011EuropeNetherlandsAnimal
ERR2570442011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.80
ERR2570502011EuropeNetherlandsHuman99.73
  • a All clusters contain isolates from both humans and animals. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) for human isolate compared to the animal isolate in the same cluster is also shown. ID, identification.