TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains

StrainDescriptionReference or source
E. coli M15(pPS6)E. coli strain that expresses His-tagged SmeT12
S. maltophilia
    D457Bronchial aspirate isolate (January 1992)1, 3
    D457RSingle-step spontaneous SmeDEF-overproducing mutant derived from D4571, 3
    C048Bronchial aspirate isolate (November 1990)2
    C357Urinary isolate (March 1991)2
    D388Urinary isolate (December 1991)2
    E301Urinary isolate (October 1992)2
    E539Infected wound isolate (January 1993)2
    E729Urinary isolate (March 1993)2
    E759Sputum isolate (March 1993)2
    E923Sputum isolate (June 1993)2
    E999Respiratory secretion isolate (July 1993)2
    F227Blood culture isolate (November 1993)2
    F375Blood culture isolate (January 1994)2
    F861Sputum isolate (August 1994)2
    G51Blood culture isolate (November 1994)2