Table 1

Diversity of individual mrkA, mrkB, mrkC and mrkD nucleotide sequences

Diversity Within Group (%)1

Diversity Between Group (%)2

Gene

Length

A

B

E

Mean

A and B

A and E

B and E


mrkA

403 nt

2.3

0.2

2.5

13.8

14.7

15.6

11.8

mrkB

246 nt

1.0

0.8

1.3

9.8

12.2

14.0

8.9

mrkC

655 nt

2.1

0.3

0.6

13.5

18.4

19.6

12.2

mrkD

506 nt

3.3

0.3

0.3

28.1

38.2

26.7

33.3


1Mean within group diversity; Group C and Group D excluded as they contain a single sequence, and two identical sequences, respectively.

2Mean between group diversity calculated with all five groups.

Ong et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:183   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-183

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