TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains and plasmids used in this work

Strain or plasmidCharacteristicsReference or source
H. influenzae strains
    RdWild type, standard laboratory strain20
    Rd11Rd harboring ICEHin1056This study
    Rd11tfc1tfc1 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc2tfc2 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc4tfc4 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc6tfc6 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc12tfc12 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc14tfc14 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc16tfc16 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc22tfc22 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc23tfc23 mutant of Rd11This study
    Rd11tfc24tfc24 mutant of Rd11This study
E. coli DH5αLab collection
Plasmids
    pGEM-T EasyCloning vector, f1ori, lacZ, AmprPromega
    pGEMtfc1pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc1 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc2pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc2 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc4pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc4 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc6pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc6 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc12pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc12 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc14pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc14 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc16pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc16 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc22pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc22 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc23pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc23 geneThis study
    pGEMtfc24pGEM-T Easy carrying disrupted tfc24 geneThis study