TABLE 3.

Genes with a potential role in pathogenesis and virulence

Putative geneNo. of genes
LPS23
Motility and chemotaxis79
Adhesion and/or surface protein
    Afimbrial adhesin
        Bacterial immunoglobulin-like domain3
        FG-GAP repeat domain3
    Hemagglutinin-like protein9
    Lipoprotein184
    Capsular polysaccharide and/or secreted
    exopolysaccharide33
Host cell membrane degradation
    Sphingomyelinase C-type hemolysin5
    Phospholipase D ortholog1
    Hemolysin (tlyABC ortholog)3
Protease
    Collagenase1
    Metalloprotease1
    Thermolysin1
Ankyrin-like protein12
Resistant to oxidative stress8