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Table 1 The Bor TOMM biosynthetic cluster is present among diverse Bbsl isolates

From: Identification of the minimal cytolytic unit for streptolysin S and an expansion of the toxin family

   PCR Positive
Bbsl species No. of strains screened borB borC borD All
Bbss 24 0 0 0 0
B. garinii 26 0 5 0 0
B. afzelii 47 26 34 19 14
B. spielmanii 7 5 5 5 5
B. bavariensis 13 0 0 0 0
B. valaisiana 21 3 15 3 3
B. lusitaniae 2 0 2 2 0
  1. Positive PCR hits for Bor TOMM biosynthetic genes in Bbsl isolates. Strains originated in Europe and Asia, except 11 Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (Bbss) from North America. “All” indicates the number of isolates testing positive for genes encoding all three putative heterocycle forming enzymes, BorBCD. More details are provided in Additional file 6: Table S3