TABLE 1

Strains used in this study

M. marinum strainGenotypeReference or source
MWild-type M. marinumATCC
1663::Tn::1664 strainM strain bearing a transposon insertion between the MMAR_1663 and MMAR_1664 genesThis study
1663::Tn::1664/p′1663–1668 strainComplemented; transposon insertion strain bearing an episomal plasmid carrying the C-terminal half of MMAR_1663 through MMAR_1668This study
ΔRD1 strainM strain bearing a genomic deletion including ′eccCb-′espK41
ΔesxBA strainM strain bearing a deletion covering the esxB and esxA genes32