Table 1.

Amino acid differences in nine genes from five strains ofB. anthracis, B. cereus, andB. thuringiensisa

GeneLength (aa)Position (aa)aa difference in:Conserved substitution
B. cereus type strain ATCC 14579B. thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki(HD1)B. cereus ATCC 10987B. cereusperiodontitis strainB. anthracis 7700
ansB1373EEQEE
132IVIII+
cmk8922NNKKK
49DDEEE+
76KKEEE
77KNKKK
glpT102101AAAVA+
fumA11732IIIIV+
44EDEEE+
mbl18914SSTTT+
purH11247TTAAA
54MIIMM+
61VVIVV+
pycA1451VVIV+
57ASSS
82EKKK
85KEEE
108EDDD+
124IMMM+
ykvW1389IIIIV+
27GGDDE
49DEEEE+
ymcB9938EEEED+
66SAAAS
72PPPPS
  • a Boldface letters indicate that the amino acid (aa) substitution was observed in only one strain.