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Table 5 Comparison of virulence factor prevalence in pathogenic and commensal Enterococcus cecorum strains

From: Comparison of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Enterococcus cecorum strains from different animal species

Virulence genea Total no. of isolates Pathogenic strains (n = 21) Commensal strains (n = 29) P valueb
cylA 0 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) -c
esp 6 3 (14.3%) 3 (10.3%) 0.686
hyl 3 3 (14.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0.068
asa1 4 0 (0.0%) 4 (13.8%) 0.129
gelE 8 3 (14.3%) 5 (17.2%) 1.000
efaAfm 0 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) -c
efaAfs 2 1 (4.8%) 1 (3.4%) 1.000
ccf 4 1 (4.8%) 3 (10.3%) 0.630
  1. aCorresponging virulence factors are listed in Table 2. bA P value of P ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant by Fisher’s exact test. cNot applicable