TABLE 1

E. rhusiopathiae strains used in this study

StrainSerovarDescriptionAccession no.
Fujisawa1aWild-type strainAP012027
ME-71aWild type, serovar 1a reference strain
422/1E1bWild type, serovar 1b reference strainLC380396
Tochigi-202Wild-type strainLC380397
Tochigi-20/RNTochigi-20 strain transformed with a gene fragment from Ishikawa 02-26
Nagano 11-22Wild-type strainLC380398
SE-92Wild-type strainLC380399
ATCC194142E. rhusiopathiae type strainACLK02000002
Mie 02-47NWild-type strainLC380400
Mie 02-47/C1aMie 02-47 strain complemented with a gene fragment from Fujisawa
MEW22NWild type, serovar N reference strainLC380401
Nagano 11-1NWild-type strainLC380403
Ishikawa 02-26NWild-type strainLC380404
Yamanashi 04-44NWild-type strainLC380402
Ishikawa 02-26/C2Ishikawa 02-26 strain complemented with a gene fragment from ATCC19414
Fujisawa derivatives
    Δ14391aIn-frame deletion of ERH_1439 (19_375del)
    T14401aTransposon insertion in ERH_1440 (124_125ins)
    Δ14401aIn-frame deletion of ERH_1440 (19_1167del)
    Δ1441UntypeableIn-frame deletion of ERH_1441 (19_1080del)
    T1442UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1442 (427_428ins)
    Δ1442UntypeableIn-frame deletion of ERH_1442 (19_1020del)
    Δ14431aIn-frame deletion of ERH_1443 (19_168del)
    T1444UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1444 (338_339ins)
    T1445UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1445 (574_575ins)
    T1446UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1446 (388_389ins)
    T1447UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1447 (902_903ins)
    T1448UntypeableTransposon insertion in ERH_1448 (461_462ins)
    Δ14491aIn-frame deletion of ERH_1449 (13_972del)
    T14501aTransposon insertion in ERH_1450 (1522_1523ins)
    Δ14501aIn-frame deletion of ERH_1450 (31_1773del)
    T14511aTransposon insertion in ERH_1451 (738_739ins)