HierCC equivalents

Salmonella database

  • HC900 & HC2000: HC900 is equivalent to eBG (eBurstGroup) in legacy 7-gene MLST, which is shown to be natural population that is consistent with serovars. Thus we have given HC900 a trivial name as “ceBG” (cgMLST eBurstGroup). We also exploited a further clustering of cgSTs at HC2000 level. salmonellae of different eBG groups (serovars) grouped together at this level.

A mapping table between HC900 and HC2000 versus serovars

  • HC2850: HC2850 in Salmonella corresponds to the separation of subspecies and species in the genus.

A mapping table between HC2850 and Salmonella species and Clades

Escherichia database

  • HC2350: HC2350 in Escherichia corresponds to the separation of species and clades in Escherichia genus.

A mapping table between HC2350 and Escherichia species and Clades

Yersinia database

  • HC1490 & HC1520: HC1520 in Yersinia corresponds to the separation of species and the Species Complexes defined in Reuter et al. PNAS, and HC1490 represents subspecies.

A mapping table between HC1490 & HC1520 versus Yersinia species

Clostridioides database

  • HC2500 & HC2000: HC2500 & HC2000 corresponds to the separation of major clades in Clostridioides.
  • HC150: HC150 corresponds to the separation of C. difficile ribotypes.
  • HC10: HC10 corresponds to the separation of C. difficile global epidemic clones.

A mapping table between HierCC levels and *C. difficile* epidemics, ribotypes or clades