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Table 2 Strains and serotype-converting bacteriophages used in this study

From: Genesis of a novel Shigella flexneri serotype by sequential infection of serotype-converting bacteriophages SfX and SfI

Strains or phages Relevant characteristic Reference or source
S. flexneri strains
036 Serotype Y ICDC
014 Serotype X ICDC
019 Serotype 1a ICDC
036_1a 036 infected by SfI, serotype 1a This study
036_X 036 infected by SfX, serotype X This study
036_1d 036 infected by SfI and SfX, serotype 1d This study
Phages
SfI Phage SfI, induced from S. flexneri strain 019 This study
SfX Phage SfX, induced from S. flexneri strain 2002017 This study
  1. ICDC, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC