TABLE 2

Virulence genes significantly associated with 5 B. cereus group phylogenetic clades after a Bonferroni correctiona

CladeGenes
IIhblCDAB
IIIatxA,b capABCDE, cya,b hasA, hlyII, hlyR, lef,b pagAb
IVbceT, cytK2, hblCDAB
VbceT, hblCDABc
VIbceT, cesC, hblCDABc
  • a Significant at a P value of <0.05. For exact corrected P values, see Table S7.

  • b Indicates a virulence gene that was detected only in its respective clade (includes clades I and VII).

  • c Indicates a virulence gene that was detected in all members of its respective clade.