Table 1.

Characteristics of the A. baumannii strains of European clone I used in the present study

StrainCity, country,a yr of isolationSTb (allelic profile)AFLP typecAbaR islanddGene cassettes of the AbaR-associated class 1 integronReference(s)
RUH 875Dordrecht, NL, 19841 (1111511)1AbaR3dfrA17, 8, 17
RUH 510Nijmegen, NL, 19848 (1111111)2AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
RUH 3239London, UK, 1985-81 (1111511)3AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
RUH 2037Venlö, NL, 19861 (1111511)3AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
RUH 3238Sheffield, UK, 19871 (1111511)4AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
RUH 3242Basildon, UK, 19891 (1111511)2AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
RUH 3247Leuven, BE, 19901 (1111511)4AbaR3aacA47, 8, 17
RUH 3282Salford, UK, 19901 (1111511)5AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 8, 17
NIPH 7Praha, CZ, 19917 (1112511)6AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 17, 18
NIPH 10Praha, CZ, 19911 (1111511)6AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 17, 18
NIPH 56Praha, CZ, 19921 (1111511)7AbaR10None7, 17, 18
NIPH 321Tábor, CZ, 19941 (1111511)4AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17, 17, 18
NIPH 783Debrecen, HU, 19951 (1111511)8AbaR10None
NIPH 827Sofia, BG, 19971 (1111511)9AbaR3aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA1
NIPH 470Č. Budějovice, CZ, 19971 (1111511)10AbaR11None17, 18
LUH 6013Rome, IT, 19971 (1111511)11AbaR12aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17
LUH 6015Rome, IT, 19981 (1111511)12AbaR13aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA17
LUH 5881Madrid, ES, 19981 (1111511)13AbaR14aacA47
LUH 6125Krakow, PL, 19981 (1111511)10AbaR15aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA17
LUH 7140London, UK, 20001 (1111511)10AbaR16aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA17
NIPH 1605Sedlčany, CZ, 20011 (1111511)14AbaR3aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA117
LUH 8592Sofia, BG, 20011 (1111511)10AbaR17aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA17
LUH 9668Dublin, IE, 20031 (1111511)2AbaR3aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA17
NIPH 2605Most, CZ, 20051 (1111511)15AbaR3aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA119
NIPH 2713Kladno, CZ, 20051 (1111511)16AbaR18aacC1-orfP-orfQ-aadA119
NIPH 2554Praha, CZ, 20051 (1111511)16AbaR19aacC1-(orfP)2-orfQ-aadA119
  • a Country abbreviations: BE, Belgium; BG, Bulgaria; CZ, Czech Republic; ES, Spain; HU, Hungary; IE, Ireland; IT, Italy; NL, Netherlands; PL, Poland; UK, United Kingdom.

  • b ST of the Institut Pasteur MLST scheme available at http://www.pasteur.fr/mlst.

  • c AFLP types distinguished by comparative cluster analysis of the current set of strains at 90% similarity level and numbered for the purpose of this study.

  • d The AbaR3 designation is used for all four subtypes of AbaR3 based on variations in class 1 integron cassettes.