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Table 1 Species (E. hirae, E. durans and E. faecium) and PhenePlate subtypes of enterococci isolated by enrichment culture during the study period.

From: Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in Swedish sewage sludge

Sampling week (date) E. hirae E. durans E. faecium
  subtype α single single subtype β subtype γ subtype δ sutype Φ single
I (24.2)* 1   1      
II (4.3) 5 1 (SL19)       
III (10.3) 1    1     1 (SL26)
IV (18.3) 1    2   2 (SL29, SL35)   1 (SL34)
V (24.3)*     1     
VI (31.3)     1     
VII (7.4)     4    1  
VIII (14.4)     5     
IX (22.4)     1     1 (SL63)
X (28.4)     3    1  
XI (5.5)     4     1 (SL84)
XII (12.5)     5 1    
XIII (19.5)     5 1    
XIV (26.5)     2 3    
XV (3.6)     1 2    
XVI (24.6)      3    
XVII (30.6)     1 2    
  1. The figures represent the number of positive samples (out of 5 samples) on the actual date of sampling. The subtypes were differentiated using UPGMA clustering of PhP data. Identification of single subtype isolates in brackets.
  2. *Only one sample obtained