Table 1

Strains of C. difficile used in this study

StrainPCR ribotypeSource
C. difficile
    DS1759001Maidstone
    DS1747001St. James, Leeds
    R8652001NCTC
    DS1750001St. James, Leeds
    DS1813027Hinchingbrooke
    DS1801027Leicester
    R20291027Stoke-Mandeville
    DS1807027Salford
    R10459106Dudley
    DS1798106Poole
    DS1787106Leicester
    DS1771106Bristol Southmead
    DS1742014Bristol Frenchay
    DS1748002Leeds
    DS1721005Leicester
    DS1752012Bradford
    CD630012NCTC
    DS1723078Leicester
    DS1724020Leicester
    DS1684010Brighton
    DS1665023Bath
Other species
    B. atrophaeus ATCC 9372ATCC