TABLE 1.

Bacterial strains

BacteriumProperty(ies)Reference or source
C. difficile 630Tcr, Ermr25
C. difficile R20291aErmrAnaerobe Reference Laboratory, Cardiff, UK
E. faecalis JH2-2Rifr, Fusr11
E. faecalis EF20ATcr, Rifr, FusrThis work
E. coli (α-select, bronze efficiency) competent cellsAmprBioline, UK
  • a This strain was responsible for an epidemic outbreak at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, United Kingdom (9).