Table 1.

Bacterial strains and PCR pools

Pool no.Strains whose chromosomal DNA is included in the poolSource
1 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 16, 18, and 39IMVSa
2 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 40, 41, 48, 49, 71, 73, 88, and 100IMVS
3 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 102, 109, 119, 120, 121, 125, 126, and 137IMVS
4 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 138, 139, 149, 7, 5, 6, 11, and 12IMVS
5 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 13, 14, 15, 17, 19ab, 20, 21, and 22IMVS
6 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30IMVS
7 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 42IMVS
8 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 43, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, and 53IMVS
9 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, and 61IMVS
10 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, and 70IMVS
11 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, and 81IMVS
12 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, and 90IMVS
13 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, and 101IMVS
14 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, and 110IMVS
15 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 112, 162, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, and 118IMVS
16 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 123, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, and 171b
17 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 172, 173, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, and 132 c
18 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 133, 134, 135, 136, 140, 141, 142, and 143IMVS
19 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, and 152IMVS
20 E. colitype strains for O serotypes 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, and 160IMVS
21 E. coli type strains for O serotypes 161, 163, 164, 8, 9, and 124IMVS
22As for pool 21, plusE. coli O111 type strain Stoke WIMVS
23As for pool 21, plus E. coli O111:H2 strain C1250-1991d
24As for pool 21, plus E. coli O111:H12 strain C156-1989e
25As for pool 21, plus S. enterica serovar Adelaidef
26 Y. pseudotuberculosis strains of O groups IA, IIA, IIB, IIC, III, IVA, IVB, VA, VB, VI, and VIIg
27 S. boydii strains of serogroups 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 15h
28 S. enterica strains of serovars (each representing a different O group) Typhi, Montevideo, Ferruch, Jangwani, Raus, Hvittingfoss, Waycross, Dan, Dugbe, Basel, 65:i:e,n,z15, and 52:d:e,n,x,z15IMVS
  • a IVMS, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia.

  • b Serotype 123 was from IMVS; the rest were from Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • c Serotypes 172 and 173 were from Statens Serum Institut; the rest were from IMVS.

  • d C1250-1991 was from Statens Serum Institut.

  • e C156-1989 was from Statens Serum Institut.

  • f S. enterica serovar Adelaide was from IMVS.

  • g S. Aleksic of Institute of Hygiene, Hamburg, Germany.

  • h J. Lefebvre of Bacterial Identification Section, Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada.