Genetic diversity and frequency distribution of 130 C. jejuni isolates from humans, peas, and wild birds from the outbreake,f

Sequence typeClonal complexaMLST allelic profilebPFGE profilecPenner serotypedNo. of isolates
HumanWild birdPeaTotal
Human, pea, and wild bird clusters
    ST-5061* (cluster A)UA1038761423394491DBRS 16.1283DBRK02.0549HS19112
    ST-5059* (cluster B)UA10312549577313DBRS 16.0127DBRK02.0546HS85117
    ST-5048* (cluster C)UA10383106419574431DBRS 16.1256DBRK02.0522HS18347
    ST-137 (cluster D)ST-45471044271DBRS 16.0749DBRK02.0524HS15549
    ST-5049* (cluster E)UA18017232247391803UnrestrictedDBRK02.0548HS29, HS212237
Pea and wild bird isolates
Human outbreak-associated isolates
Human sporadic isolates
  • a UA, unassigned status for a given sequence type.

  • b Newly identified alleles are shown in bold.

  • c PFGE profiles for the restriction enzymes SmaI and KpnI for the five identified clusters (A to E).

  • d Penner serotyping was performed on representatives of human and environmental isolates from clusters A to E and on all ST-5062 isolates, including one from a GBS case.

  • e *, novel STs; †, ST associated with one case of Guillain-Barré syndrome; ‡, overlapping novel alleles found in human and environmental isolates.

  • f The numbers of alleles per locus (% novel) were 14 (28.5), 23 (26), 22 (22.7), 24 (41.6), 22 (31.8), 24 (41.6), and 16 (25) for the aspA, glnA, gltA, glyA, pgm, tkt, and uncA genes, respectively.