Table 3

Discrimination of isolates based on characterization methoda
Characterization method No. of groups Simpson’s index of diversity 95% confidence level No. of samples in largest group
RAPD2b 17 85.70 78.44-92.96 15
RAPD7c 18 92.17 88.59-95.76 8
RAPD12d 19 89.66 84.43-94.90 11
RAPDCe 16 94.11 92.07-96.15 6
WCPf 9 88.60 84.77-92.43 11
WCP/RAPDCg 63 97.30 96.63-97.97 15

aResults of various characterization methods with the respective Simpson’s index of diversity value, 95% confidence interval, and the number of samples in the largest group produced by the method.

bRAPD bands using only primer 2.

cRAPD bands using only primer 7.

dRAPD bands using only primer 12.

eComposite RAPD combining bands from all three primers.

fWhole cell protein lysate.

gCombination bands from whole cell protein lysate and composite RAPD.

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Zehr et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:108   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-108

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