Place of isolates were contained in the first letter of strain names: B means Beijing city, C means Chongqing city and G means Guizhou province. Multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) The 93 STEC isolates were typed into 21 sequence types (STs) with 7 novel STs (Table 2). Four new STs (ST3628, ST3629, ST3633 and ST3634) were resulted from a novel allele in fumC (allele
470), gyrB (allele 351), icd (allele 396) and recA (allele 267) respectively. Three new STs (ST3630, ST3631 and ST3870) were due to new combinations of previously known alleles. The Ganetespib molecular weight predominant STs were ST710 and ST993 containing 25 (26.88%) and 15 (16.13%) isolates respectively. Six STs contained 3 or more isolates with ST3628, ST2514, ST540, ST3629, ST88 and ST206 comprising 9 (9.68%), www.selleckchem.com/products/shp099-dihydrochloride.html 8 (8.60%), 6 (6.45%), 5 (5.38%), 4 (4.30%) and 3 (3.23%) isolates respectively. Five STs (ST10, ST361, ST1494, ST953 and ST501) contained
2 isolates each. Eight STs (ST641, ST691, ST1294, ST3630, ST3631, ST3633, ST3634 and ST3870) had only 1 isolate each. STEC Selleckchem Momelotinib isolates from Beijing, Chongqing and Guizhou were typed into 14, 6 and 5 STs respectively. ST2514 were recovered from all 3 regions and ST710 and ST993 were recovered from 2 regions, while other STs was only found in one region. A minimum spanning tree was constructed (Figure 3A). Most STs differed from each other by 2 or more alleles while three pairs of STs (ST10 and ST3628, ST540 and ST3629, and ST88 and ST3870) and one set of 3 STs (ST3630, ST3631 and ST3634) differed from each other by only 1 allele. There is good concordance between STs and serotype. One ST consisted of solely or predominantly one serotype. However ST710, the most frequent ST, contained 3 serotypes, O20:H30/[H30], O172:H30/[H30] and O20:H26 with the
first serotype being predominant. PFGE and MLST were also largely consistent in the clustering of the isolates (Figure 2). ST540 and ST3629 with 1 SNP difference in icd allele were grouped together with ST2514 in PFGE Phospholipase D1 cluster A. All ST710 isolates were grouped into 2 subclusters within PFGE cluster B which were separated by ST3628, ST10 and ST1294. ST10 and ST3628 isolates were grouped together which differed by 1 SNP difference in gyrB. PFGE clusters D and F were inclusive of all ST206 isolates and ST993 isolates respectively. However, the 5 STs (ST361, ST501, ST953, ST1494 and ST3633) within PFGE cluster C and the 3 STs (ST88, ST3631 and ST694) within PFGE cluster E were not closely related to each other by MLST (Figure 3A).