TABLE 3.

Detection of PAI I536- to PAI IV536-specific sequences in different E. coli isolates

E. coli strains (n)a% Positive specific PCRs for the indicated region of PAI:
I536II536III536IV536
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UTI (62)3.220.93.24.83.243.524.224.222.666.122.612.91.69.759.764.511.340.311.372.682.385.585.585.5
Human and animal MNEC and SEPEC (28)014.300032257.121.435.72510.707.17.146.47.128.67.164.385.789.389.389.3
ECOR (28)7.114.33.67.17.121.417.97.11647.45.300035.739.3032.1053.67578.678.678.6
Diarrheagenic pathogens (18)000001100005.6000000170027.827.816.727.8
  • a UTI, urinary tract infection; MNEC, meningitis-causing E. coli; SEPEC, sepsis-causing E. coli; ECOR, E. coli reference collection.