Table 3

Comparison of discriminatory power for PCR-ribotyping and MLVAs based on various combinations of VNTR loci

Methoda

No. genotypes

Simpson's ID b

95% CI c


Ribotype

57

0.9640

0.9515-0.9766

MLVA2

126

0.9983

0.9972-0.9994

MLVA3

139

0.9997

0.9992-1.0002

MLVA4

140

0.9998

0.9994-1.0002

MLVA6

140

0.9998

0.9994-1.0002

MLVA40

140

0.9998

0.9994-1.0002


a MLVA2: C6cd, CDR4.

MLVA3: C6cd, CDR4, CDR49.

MLVA4: C6cd, CDR4, CDR49, CDR60.

MLVA6: C6cd, CDR4, CDR49, CDR60, CDR9, CDR48.

MLVA40: C6cd, CDR4, CDR49, CDR60, CDR9, CDR48, cd7, cd5, cd6, cd25, CDR59, F3cd, H9cd, cd12, cd22, cd27, cd31, cd10, cd41, cd29, cd23, cd17, cd15, cd30, cd14, cd4, cd42, cd2, cd40, cd9, cd18, cd36, cd33, cd13, cd35, cd24, cd34, cd32, cd21, cd38.

b Simpson's allelic diversity.

c 95% CI, 95% confidence interval of Simpson's ID.

Wei et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:217   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-217

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