TABLE 1.

Sequence-based typing results for various E. faecalis isolates in this study

Laboratory name (alternative designation[s])aClinical source; origin; yr of isolation or collectionReference(s)MLEE typebPFGE typebSequence type (allelic profile for ace, efaA, pyrC, salA)
TX4002 (OG1RF, ATCC 47077)Laboratory strain; <1978c14, 22, 4825VIIIST-1 (A, A, A, A)
TX2621defBlood; Houston, Tex.; 19965HH6ST-2 (C, C, B, B)
TX2619defUrine; Houston, Tex., 19965HH9ST-3 (B, C, D, E)
TX0855 (BE83)Urine; Bangkok, Thailand; 198014, 28B-1ST-4 (E, F, A, A)
TX2783 (B343)dChicken product; Logrono, Spain; 199837BR-1ST-5 (D, I, B, A)
TX0614 (E228)ghUrine; Richmond, Va.; 199022, 40, 48205ST-6 (C, E, B, H)
TX0615 (E278)ghFoot ulcer; Richmond, Va.; 199040, 48205ST-6 (C, E, B, H)
TX0616 (E340)ghUrine; Richmond, Va.; 199040, 48205ST-6 (C, E, B, H)
TX0617 (E366)ghSputum; Richmond, Va.; 199140, 48205ST-6 (C, E, B, H)
TX0638 (DEL)gWilmington, Del.; 198622, 29, 48205ST-7 (C, E, B, I)
TX0669 (PENN, PA)gBlood; Philadelphia, Pa.; 198329, 48175ST-7 (C, E, B, I)
TX0921 (HH22)fHouston, Tex.; 198122, 29, 48205ST-7 (C, E, B, I)
TX4000 (JH2-2)Laboratory strain; <1974c14, 22, 4817VIIST-8 (D, B, B, G)
TX0630 (HG6280)giBlood; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 198922, 27, 29, 481619ST-9 (G, G, A, C)
TX0631 (HG10528)giGastric fluid; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 198927, 481619ST-9 (G, G, A, C)
TX0633 (HG9829)giSubdiaphragmatic abscess; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 198927, 481619ST-9 (G, G, A, C)
TX0645 (Beirut)gBlood; Beirut, Lebanon; 198929, 4877ST-10 (F, D, E, D)
TX0860 (BE88)Catheter tip; Bangkok, Thailand; 198014, 28, 4818B-3ST-11 (G, H, C, F)
TX2486deUrine; Houston, Tex.; 19945, 221ST-12 (H, C, B, B)
TX2487adeUrine; Houston, Tex.; 199451ST-12 (H, C, B, B)
TX2490deUrine; Houston, Tex.; 199451ST-12 (H, C, B, B)
TX0635 (WH245)gUrine; West Haven, Conn.; 198629, 34, 4858ST-13 (I, G, A, D)
  • a As designated in previous studies.

  • b The original MLEE and PFGE pattern names in the earlier publication(s) are used.

  • c Isolated at unknown time prior to the year shown.

  • d Vancomycin resistant isolate.

  • e Isolates TX2619, TX2621, TX2486, TX2487a, and TX2490 were from the same hospital.

  • f Isolates TX2619 and TX2621 were not tested for vancomycin resistance in the previous study (5) and hence were not reported as vancomycin-resistant strains.

  • g β-Lactamase-producing isolate.

  • h Isolates TX0614, TX0615, TX0616, and TX0617 were from the same hospital.

  • i Isolates TX0630, TX0631, and TX0633 were from the same hospital.