TABLE 1.

Prevalence of F-like conjugative transfer genes among E. coli isolate collections

Strain originNo. of strains testedNo. of strainsa with the following genes detected:
traA finOtraAfinONone
Feces—healthy10539 (37)4557
Feces—diarrhea6828 (41)31423
Bacteremia9045 (50)4041
UTI in men6821 (31)4241
Total331133 (40)1521162
  • a Percentages of strains relative to the number of tested strains are shown in parentheses.