Table 3

Correspondence between B. anthracis allele sizes and allele numbering

allele nb

marker name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10


Ceb-Bams1

~ 410

~ 430

~ 450

~ 480

~ 520

Ceb-Bams3

484

514

544

559

574

589

704

734

857

Ceb-Bams5

307

346

385

Ceb-Bams7

603

1017

1305

1503

1557

1647

1809

1899

1953

Ceb-Bams13

328

382

454

481

490

652

742

787

814

850

Ceb-Bams15

409

535

571

589

607

Ceb-Bams21

541

631

676

Ceb-Bams22

591

627

699

735

~ 900

~ 950

Ceb-Bams23

569

611

653

821

Ceb-Bams24

336

420

462

504

630

672

Ceb-Bams25

376

391

Ceb-Bams28

~ 300

~ 375

~ 400

Ceb-Bams30

266

375

500

660

695

730

760

850 to

900

Ceb-Bams31

304

700

772

853

vrrA

289

301

313

325

337

vrrB1

184

193

220

229

256

~ 280

~ 290

vrrB2

~ 135

153

162

171

~ 180

vrrC1

400

502

520

538

583

613

685

vrrC2

532

568

607

660

CG3

153

158


Alleles have been numbered in increasing size order. When the allele size (in base-pairs) observed in the Ames strain was in agreement with the size expected according to Ames sequence data, the values indicated in the table assume that alleles differ in size by a multiple of the motif length. These likely values will have to be confirmed by more accurate size estimation tools and allele sequencing. When the allele size in Ames is not as expected (Ceb-Bams1 and Ceb-Bams28), the estimated values are preceded by a ~. The Vrr and CG3 allele sizes were described in [2]; new alleles are indicated by a ~.

Le Fl├Ęche et al. BMC Microbiology 2001 1:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-1-2

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