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Table 3 Prevalence of virulence, adhesion, and iron acquisition genes in 64 intestinal E. coli strains

From: Effects of intramuscularly administered enrofloxacin on the susceptibility of commensal intestinal Escherichia coli in pigs (sus scrofa domestica)

Gene or operon Description Total Prevalence [%]
Virulence gene
stx1 shigatoxin 1 0
stx2 shigatoxin 1 0
eae intimin 0
sta heat-stable enterotoxin 0
F41 fimbriae F41 0
K99 fimbriae K99 0
Adhesins
afa/draB Afimbrial/Dr antigen-specific adhesion 0
crlA curli fibre gene 92.2
fimC Type 1 fimbriae 78.1
hra Heat-resistant agglutinin 6.3
papC Pilus associated with pyelonephritis 1.6
sfa/foc S fimbriae and F1C fimbriae 1.6
tsh Temperature-sensitive haemagglutinin 3.1
Iron acquisition
chuA Heme receptor gene 6.3
fyuA Ferric yersinia uptake 10.9
ireA Iron-responsive element 1.6
iroN Catecholate siderphore 3.1
iucD Aerobactin synthesis 4.7
sitD chr. Salmonella iron transport system gene 1.6
sitD ep. Salmonella iron transport system gene 4.7