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Table 6 Frequency of different combinations of virulence genes among Enterococcus species

From: High incidence of virulence determinants, aminoglycoside and vancomycin resistance in enterococci isolated from hospitalized patients in Northwest Iran

Genetic profile No. (%) of E. faecalis(n = 69) No. (%) of E. faecium(n = 10)
No virulence factor
PAI 1 (10)
Ace 2 (2.8) 4 (40)
PAI-ace 1 (1.4)
sprE-ace 2 (2.8)
ace-gelE 1 (1.4)
ace-hyl 1 (1.4) 1 (10)
PAI-esp 1 (1.4) 1 (10)
ace-esp 4 (5.7)
gelE-esp 2 (2.8)
cylA-esp 1 (1.4)
PAI-sprE-ace 4 (5.7) 1 (10)
sprE-ace-gelE 3 (4.3)
PAI-ace-cylA 1 (1.4)
ace-gelE-cylA 1 (1.4)
ace-hyl-cylA 1 (1.4)
PAI-sprE-esp 2 (2.8)
PAI-ace-esp 5 (7.2)
sprE-ace-esp 4 (5.7)
ace-gelE-esp 2 (2.8)
ace-cylA-esp 6 (8.6)
sprE-ace-gelE-cylA 2 (2.8)
PAI-sprE-ace-esp 9 (13) 2 (20)
sprE-ace-gelE-esp 1 (1.4)
PAI-ace-cylA-esp 6 (8.6)
sprE-gelE-cylA-esp 1 (1.4)
ace-gelE-cylA-esp 4 (5.7)
PAI-sprE-ace-cylA-esp 2 (2.8)