TABLE 1.

Characterization of the 32 test strains in this study

StrainSerogroupYearAreaSource
SZ02612004GuangdongCooling tower
SZ02912004GuangdongCooling tower
SZ11412004GuangdongCooling tower
SZ11712004GuangdongCooling tower
FS2412005BeijingSpa water
FS2512005BeijingSpa water
FS2712005BeijingSpa water
FS2812005BeijingSpa water
Yu32912005ChongqingCooling tower
Yu28112005ChongqingCooling tower
GX4-112006GuangxiCooling tower
GX3-512006GuangxiCooling tower
ZJ05006512006ZhejiangCooling tower
ZJ05005112006ZhejiangCooling tower
NX070212007NingxiaCooling tower
NX070312007NingxiaCooling tower
Qin112008HebeiCooling tower
Qin512008HebeiCooling tower
JX612008JiangxiCooling tower
JX112008JiangxiCooling tower
JX212008JiangxiCooling tower
JX312008JiangxiCooling tower
JX412008JiangxiCooling tower
JX512008JiangxiCooling tower
Hu312008NeimengguCooling tower
Hu612008NeimengguCooling tower
JX752008JiangxiCooling tower
BJ-662004BeijingHousehold warm water system
BJ-762004BeijingHousehold warm water system
FS6B62005BeijingSpa water
Hu1Nonea2008NeimengguCooling tower
Hu5Nonea2008NeimengguCooling tower
  • a Not in serogroups 1 to 6.