Table 6.

Association of F-specific papA alleles with other bacterial traits among 75 E. coli urosepsis isolates

papA allele (no. of isolates)Associated traitNo. withpapA allele/total (%)P value
With traitWithout trait
F7-2 (13) kpsMT II probe positive, PCR negative12/13 (92)1/62 (2)<0.001
F10 (20) cnf-1 8/12 (75)12/63 (19)0.001
K5 kpsMT II16/25 (64)4/50 (18)<0.001
traT 9/50 (18)11/25 (44)0.03
F11 (16)K1 kpsMT II12/21 (57)4/54 (7)<0.001
F14 (6)F104/20 (25)2/55 (4)0.04
papG allele III3/5 (60)3/70 (4)0.003
cnf-1 4/12 (33)2/63 (3)0.005
K5kpsMT II6/25 (24)0/50 (0)<0.001
F16 (8) rfc 2/3 (67)6/72 (8)0.03
F48a(4)F122/3 (67)2/72 (3)0.006
  • a The F48 allele was discovered as part of the present study.