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Table 1 Distribution and association of genetic markers, LLC and MLST-CC within the determined subgroups

From: Epidemiological association of Campylobacter jejuni groups with pathogenicity-associated genetic markers

(sub-) group No. of isolates with marker gene/total no. (%) human origin
  cj1321-1326 fucP cj0178 cj0755 ceuE 11168 1 pldA 11168 2 cstII cstIII LLC3  
1a 38/38 # (100) 38/38 # (100) 38/38 # (100) 38/38 # (100) 38/38 # (100) 38/38 # (100) 13/38°(34.2) 33/38 # (86.4) C/A 16/38(42.1)
1b * 43/44 # (97.7) 44/44 # (100) 44/44 # (100) 44/44 # (100) 42/44 ° (95.5) 41/44(93.2) 16/44°(36.4) 37/44 # (84.1) C/A/B 19/44(43.2)
1b ** 38/38 # (100) 36/38 # (94.7) 37/38 # (97.4) 38/38 # (100) 35/38(92.1) 37/38 ° (97.4) 37/38 # (97.4) 2/38#(5.3) B2 19/38(50.0)
1b *** 7/15(46.7) 5/15°(33.3) 15/15 # (100) 15/15 # (100) 14/15 # (93.3) 15/15 # (100) 6/1z(40.0) 0/15#(0.0) B, D 9/15(60.0)
2a 2/17#(11.8) 0/17#(0.0) 0/17#(0.0) 3/17#(0.0) 12/17(70.6) 14/17(82.4) 16/17 # (94.1) 1/17#(5.9) A1/B 8/17(47.1)
2b 3/34#(8.8) 1/34#(2.9) 1/34#(2.9) 1/34#(2.9) 26/34°(76.5) 29/34(85.3) 5/34#(14.7) 0/34#(0.0) D/E/H/U 22/34 ° (64.7)
3a * 15/22(68.2) 18/22 ° (81.8) 22/22 # (100) 22/22 # (100) 18/22(81.8) 18/22(81.8) 18/22 # (81.8) 1/22#(4.5) - 15/22 ° (68.2)
3a ** 16/19 ° (84.2) 2/19#(10.5) 19/19 # (100) 19/19 # (100) 18/19 # (94.7) 11/19(57.9) 12/19(63.2) 7/19(36.8) E 4/19°(21.1)
3b 2/11°(18.2) 0/11#(0.0) 11/11 # (100) 11/11 # (100) 10/11(90.9) 8/11(72.7) 10/11(90.9) 1/11(9.1) - 3/11(27.3)
4 3/8(37.5) 0/8#(0.0) 1/8#(12.5) 0/8#(0.0) 7/8(87.5) 6/8(75.0) 5/8(62.5) 0/8#(0.0) - 2/8(25.0)
5 0/4#(0.0) 1/4(25.0) 4/4 # (100) 4/4 # (100) 4/4 # (100) 4/4 # (100) 2/4(50.0) 0/4#(0.0) - 1/4(25.0)
6 3/9(33.3) 9/9 # (100) 9/9 # (100) 9/9 # (100) 8/9(88.8) 8/9(88.8) 2/9°(22.2) 0/9#(0.0) A/D 7/9(77.8)
all 170/266(63.9) 154/266(57.9) 204/266(76.7) 208/266(78.2) 232/266(87.2) 229/266(86.1) 142/266(53.4) 82/266(30.8) all 128/266(48.1)
  1. Marker genes cjj1321-cj1326:O-linked flagellin glycosylation locus; fucP: L-fucose permease gene (cj0486); cj0178: outer membrane siderophore receptor; cj0755: iron uptake protein (ferric receptor cfrA); ceuE: enterochelin uptake binding protein; pldA: outer membrane phospholipase A; cstII: LOS sialyltransferase II; cstIII: LOS sialyltransferase III; LLC: lipooligosaccharid (LOS) locus class; MLST-CC: Multilocus sequence typing clonal complex; footnotes: 1negative corresponds to only detectable using the forward primer based on the 81-176 genome sequence: 5’-GAT-AGA-GTC-GCA-GGC-GTT-CC-3’+2negative corresponds to only detectable using the forward primer based on the 81-176 genome sequence: 5’-AAA-CTT-ATG-CGT-TTT-T-3’ 3LLC according to Habib et al. 2009 [3], Hotter et al. 2010 [15], Revez et al. 2011 [16]; p<0.05/# p<0.001 significance level in comparison to the remaining isolates belonging not to the corresponding group, additionally the values in subgroups with above average numbers of positive isolates are given in bold numbers; in the case of ceuE and pldA the NCTC 11168 typical allele presence is given in bold if the isolate numbers were above average.