TABLE 2.

Differences in gene clusters between K. pneumoniae NTUH-K2044 and K. pneumoniae MGH 78578

StrainNo. of genomic regions (no. of genes involved)
Integrative and conjugative element ICEKp1aCitrate fermentationFimbrial and membrane proteinsLPS synthesisCPS synthesisPhage insertion
ICEKp1Yersiniabactin biosynthesisViirulence-associated operonSiderophore transportRegulator of the mucoid phenotypeType IV secretion systemPlasmid mobilization
NTUH-K20441 (60)(11)(2)(4)(1)(9)(3)001 (6)1 (15)1 (27)
MGH 7857800000001 (8)1 (15)1 (8)1 (18)2 (70, 38)
  • a Similar to a combination of Yersinia high-pathogenicity island (7) at the 5′ end and E. coli ICEEc1 (41) at 3′ end.