Table 1.

Biochemical characteristics by strain and genotypic cluster of strains isolated in this studya

ClusterStrain designationSourceAPI biotype no.API 32S biotype no.Clinical association
199B3659Blood524044322013001110Sepsis, colon cancer
12818Cardiac tissue524044122013001110Endocarditis
15554Urine524044022013001110UTI
2b00U4487UrineNDb UTI
2b00U489Urine5450451UTI
2b99B3395Blood565045063077203150Sepsis
2b96B3666Blood565045063077001150Sepsis, GI bleed
2b96B3681Blood and CSF565045063077201150Meningitis
2b4337Brain tissue5650450Subdural empyema
2b99U7709Urine5640450UTI
2b2951Blood5650450Sepsis, GI bleed
2b5363Blood565045063077001150Endocarditis
2b97B1728Blood565045063077201150Spontaneous peritonitis
2b98B4909Blood565045063077001150Sepsis
2b5538Blood565045023077201150Sepsis, GI bleed
2bref174CSF565045063077001150Encephalitis and meningitis
2b5549Urine565045023077201150UTI
2b5984Urine565045023077201150UTI
2b7057Urine565045063077003150Unknown
2b3270Blood565045063077001150Endocarditis
2b99B6012Blood565045063077201150Endocarditis
2a3076Blood525055320237061110Endocarditis, meningitis
  • a The right-hand portion of the strain designation is the same as in Fig. 1. As stated in text, there were isolates associated with UTI endocarditis and sepsis in both larger groups.

  • b ND, not determined.