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Table 3 Integrative conjugative elements (ICE) and transposons identified in the wastewater Enterococcus spp. genomes (n = 39)

From: Comparative genomics of multidrug-resistant Enterococcus spp. isolated from wastewater treatment plants

SpeciesCommon ICEFunctionOther Notable ICEFunction
E. casseliflavusTn6098 Tn6084 Tn6000(EfcTn1)α-galactoside metabolism Tetracycline resistance Tetracycline resistanceNo other ICE detected 
E. faecalisTn6098 Tn5385α-galactoside metabolism Erythromycin, gentamicin, streptomycin, tetracycline, penicillin/β-lactam, mercury resistanceTn917
Tn2008
Tn1545
ICESp23FST81
Tn6009
ICESde3396
Tn5301
Tn5276
ICESt1
Tetracycline resistance Chloramphenicol, erythromycin, streptomycin, kanamycin resistance
Sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, chloramphenicol, erythromycin, streptomycin resistance Tetracycline, chloramphenicol resistance, toxin-antitoxin system Mercury resistance Kanamycin, arsenic and cadmium resistance Nisin biosynthesis Nisin biosynthesis, sucrose fermentation Type II restriction modification system
E. faeciumTn6098 Tn5801 Tn6084 Tn6000(EfcTn1) ICESauTW20–2 ICESauT0131–2 ICESauJKD6008–2 ICESpsED99–1 ICESauMu3–1α-galactoside metabolism Tetracycline resistance Tetracycline resistance Tetracycline resistance Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Tn2008
Tn1545
ICESde3396
ICESt1
ICEAusCo10a-1
10,750-RD.2
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Toxin-antitoxin system
Type II restriction modification, spectinomycin, erythromycin resistance
E. gallinarumTn6098 Tn6079 Tn6087 ICEsde3396α-galactoside metabolism
Tetracycline, erythromycin resistance Tetracycline, antiseptic and antimicrobial resistance (unspecified) Kanamycin, arsenic and cadmium resistance
Tn2008
Tn1545
See above
See above