TABLE 5.

Distribution of putative virulence genes among 61 canine AREF isolates

GeneOccurrence (no. [%] of isolates with gene) in:
CC17 group (n = 47)Non-CC17 group (n = 14)
esp 00
hyl 00
orf903 b 47 (100)12 (86)
orf904.5 00
orf906.7 24 (51)12 (86)
orf2351 15 (32)a0
orf2430 18 (38)a0
  • a This result shows that the gene is significantly associated with CC17 isolates (P < 0.05).

  • b All isolates positive for orf903 also contained orf905 and orf907.