TABLE 2.

Genes more frequent among commensal strains of S. epidermidis

Protein designation(s) or descriptionaGeneaNo. of control strains (total = 20)No. of clinical strains (total = 22)P (Fisher's exact test)
Conserved hypothetical proteinSE18752092.25E-05
Sugar transporterSE01231430.00038208
Beta-lactamaseSE160819100.00063793
Arsenical resistance operon trans-acting ArsDSE01381560.00265532
Accumulation-associated protein (AAP)SE017520140.00377649
Copper-transporting ATPase (copA)SE012620140.00377649
ATP-dependent DNA helicaseSE159019120.00417491
Multidrug resistance proteinSE02391680.00584389
Potassium-transporting ATPase B-chain homologueNA600.00738879
FdhD protein homologNA1460.0124069
TransposaseNA20160.0216122
Transcription regulator MarR familySE183719140.0220505
Potassium transporting ATPase A-chain Homologue, truncatedNA1140.0231032
MoaA molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis protein ASE184118130.0353177
UnknownNA930.0400408
Two-component response regulatorSE196920170.0491825
Hypothetical proteinSE215220170.0491825
Fosfomycin resistance protein (fosB)SE023120170.0491825
Hypothetical proteinNA20170.0491825
Signal recognition particleSE091020170.0491825
  • a Gene annotation according to reference 22 (modified).