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Table 4 Correlation observed for the prevalence of single/multiple-virulence-markers along with Enterococcus spp. diversity in the landscape.

From: Enterococci in river Ganga surface waters: Propensity of species distribution, dissemination of antimicrobial-resistance and virulence-markers among species along landscape

   No. of isolates (%)   
S. No Combination of virulence-marker/s Total enterococci E. faecalis E. faecium E. durans E. hirae Other Enterococcus spp. Spearman correlation (r s ) p-Valuea
1 gelE + 30(35.71) 17(20.24) 8(9.52) 3(3.57) 1(1.19) 1(1.19) 1 0.0083**
2 esp + 4(4.76) 0 2(2.38) 1(1.19) 1(1.19) 0 1 0.0083**
3 efaA + 4(4.76) 1(1.19) 2(2.38) 0 1(1.19) 0 0.8208 0.0667
4 ace + 2(2.38) 1(1.19) 0 0 1(1.19) 0 0.4472 0.225
5 gelE + esp + 22(26.19) 17(20.24) 2(2.38) 3(3.57) 0 0 0.9747 0.0083**
6 gelE + efaA + 6(7.14) 4(4.76) 2(2.38) 0 0 0 0.8944 0.0417*
7 gelE + ace + efaA + 2(2.38) 2(2.38) 0 0 0 0 0.7071 0.1167
8 gelE + efaA + esp + 15(17.86) 10(11.9) 4(4.76) 0 1(1.19) 0 0.8208 0.0667
  1. ap-Value was calculated using Wilcoxon matched pair test. **/* p-value summary for significantly effective pairing.