TABLE 2.

Clonal groups (STs and ST complexes) identified among 110 Escherichia coli clinical isolates from cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and/or spontaneous bacteremia

Phylogenetic groupST complexST (no. of isolates)Virulence gene profilea
B2ST95ST95 (13) papAH, papC, papEF, papG, fimH, vat , iroN, fyuA, ire , iutA, kpsM II, cvac, usp, traT, ompT , iss
ST73ST73 (8) papC, papEF, papG, sfa/foc, fimH , hra, hlyA, cnf1, pic , vat , iroN, fyuA , kpsM II, usp , ompT
ST14ST14 (3), ST550 (2), ST1604 (2) papG, fimH, sat, vat , fyuA , kpsM II, usp , traT, ompT
ST12ST12 (3) papAH , papC , papEF , papG , sfa/foc , fimH , hra , hlyA , cnf1 , vat , iroN , fyuA , kpsM II, rfc , usp , ompT
NAb ST131 (3) iha, fimH , sat , fyuA , kpsM II, usp , traT , ompT
NAST141 (2) papAH , papC , papEF , papG , sfa/foc , fimH , hra , hlyA , cnf1 , vat , iroN , fyuA , kpsM II, usp , ompT
AST10ST10 (3), ST167 (2), ST1312 (1), ST1487 (1)
ST23ST88 (4) papAH , papC , afaE8, bmaE, fimH , hra , fyuA, iutA
DST69ST69 (3) fimH , kpsMT III, traT, ompT
NAST117 (2) fimH , vat , iroN , fyuA , ire , traT , ompT , iss
ST394ST394 (2) fimH , ompT
  • a Genes are listed when they were present in ≥65% of isolates within the indicated group. Those in boldface were present in all isolates within the indicated group.

  • b NA, not assigned (no ST complex assigned on the E. coli MLST website).