TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains and plasmids

Strain or plasmidRelevant characteristic(s)Reference or source
E. coli strains
    i484O25:H autoaglutinating; human isolateThis study
    i659Derivative of i484; SmrThis study
    i665 E. coli strain HB101 containing pKK232-8This study
    i668 E. coli i659 containing pKK232-8This study
    i673In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i675In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i681In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i682In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i683In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i684In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i686In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    i689In vivo-induced cloneThis study
    HB101Δ(gpt-proA)62 leuB6 thi-1 lacY1 recA rpsL20 (Strr) ara-14 galK2 xyl-5 mtl-1 supE44 Δ(mcrBC-hsdRMS-mrr) 3
    SM10 λpir thi-1 thr-1 leuB6 supE44 tonA21 lacY1 rec::RP4-2-Tc::Mu Kmr 28
Plasmids
    pKK232-8Ampr Cms; ColE1 origin 4
    pGP704Ampr; R6K origin 28