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Table 4 Conservation of pXO1 sequence in the emetic lineage of B. cereus.

From: Cereulide synthetase gene cluster from emetic Bacillus cereus: Structure and location on a mega virulence plasmid related to Bacillus anthracis toxin plasmid pXO1

Strain Subgroupa pXO1-11 pXO1-14 pXO1-23 pXO1-55 pXO1-98 pXO1-lef pXO1-pagA pXO1-atxA pXO1-136 cot43 pXO1-142
F4810/72 E xb x x x x - - - x x
MHI 1305 E x x x x x - - (x) x x
UHDAM-IH41385 E x x x x - - - - x x
NVH 0075-95 EL x x x x - - - - - x
NVH 1519-00 EL x x x x x - - - - x
F4429/71 EL - x x x - - - - (x) -
NVH 200 EL - - x x - - - - x x
RIVM-BC-0063 EL - x x (x) x - - - - -
WSBC 10892 EL x - x - x - - - x x
WSBC 10028 NE - - - (x) - - - - - (x)
WSBC 10035 NE - (x) x (x) - - - - - -
WSBC 10204T NE - (x) -. x - - - - - -
ATCC 14579T NE - x - x - - - - - -
  1. a) E: emetic strains and EL: emetic-like strains as defined by Ehling-Schulz et al., [36]; NE refers to non-emetic strains. b) X hybridization observed; (X) weak hybridization signal; – no hybridization signal.