Table 2: Genes associated with the serotypes of K. pneumonia.

Gene Comment K1 K2 Non-K1/K2 Reference

MagA Capsular polysaccharide synthesis + [24, 26]
RmpARegulator of the mucoid phenotype +++[2, 26, 52]
kfu/PTS Iron uptake system (kfu) and a phosphoenolpyruvate ++[52]
Aerobactin An iron chelator +++[2, 26, 52]
AllSAnaerobic metabolism of allantoin+[52]
No. of isolates (%) ( ) 63.40%14.20%22.40%[15]

: No data; −: lack of this gene.