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Table 4 Virulence gene classes identified in cohort

From: Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with endophthalmitis using conventional microbiologic techniques and whole genome sequencing

  Total genes Unique Genes  
Virulence class No. in cohort Average per isolate No. in cohort Class represented in all isolates (yes/no)
Adherence 410 51.3 69 Yes
Secretion System 258 32.3 47 Yes
Anti-phagocytosis 152 19.0 21 Yes
Iron uptake 61 7.6 13 Yes
Motility 53 6.6 8 Yes
Toxin 38 4.8 5 Yes
Regulation 32 4.0 4 Yes
Protease 24 3.0 3 Yes
Biosurfactant 16 2.0 2 Yes
Pigment 16 2.0 2 Yes
Exoenzyme 8 1 1 Yes
Endotoxin 2 1 1 No (2/8 isolates)
Other 17 2.1 3 Yes
Total 1087 136 179  
  1. Genes identified among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from vitreous cultures of patients with endophthalmitis using whole genome sequencing