Table 2.

Identification of various enterococcal strains by sequencing the sodAint  fragment

StrainRelevant characteristic(s)aBacterial speciesbAccession no.
NEM1616 E. faecalis; vanA E. faecalis(99.5) AJ387927
NEM1617 E. faecalis;vanA E. faecalis (98.6)AJ387928
NEM1618 Enterococcus sp. E. durans(99.3)AJ387929
NEM1619 E. hirae E. durans(99.5) AJ387930
NEM1620 Enterococcus sp. E. durans (99.1) AJ387931
NEM1621 E. hirae E. hirae(99.8) AJ387932
NEM1622 Enterococcus sp. E. hirae (99.5) AJ387933
NEM1623 E. casseliflavus E. casseliflavus (99.1) AJ387934
NEM1624 E. faecium;vanB E. faecium (99.5) AJ387935
NEM1625 E. faecium; vanA E. faecium (100) AJ387936
NEM1626 E. faecium; vanB E. faecium(99.8) AJ387937
NEM1627 E. faecium; multiply resistant strain E. faecium (99.8) AJ387938
NEM1628 E. faecium; multiply resistant strain E. faecium (99.8) AJ387939
NEM1629 Enterococcussp. E. gallinarum (98.6) AJ387940
NEM1630 E. avium E. avium (100) AJ387941
  • a Bacterial strains were all clinical isolates from our collection which were identified by using conventional microbiological tests and the ID 32 Strep System (API-bioMérieux). Presence of vanA (NEM1616, NEM1617, and NEM1625) and vanB (NEM1624 and NEM1626) was determined by PCR with specific primers (3).

  • b The species identification was based on the phylogenic position of the sodAint fragment of the strain studied relative to those of the type strains, as shown in Fig. 1. Numbers in parentheses indicate the percentage of identity of the sodAint fragment with that of the corresponding type strains.