Frequency of S. Heidelberg subtype prevalence generated by CRISPR-MVLST and PFGE. Pie charts showing the number and frequency of distinct subtypes defined by a) CRISPR-MVLST, b) PFGE and c) the combination of CRISPR-MVLST and PFGE among 89 S. Heidelberg isolates. The most frequent subtypes for each method are indicated; .0022 and .0058 represent PFGE profiles JF6X01.0022 and JF6X01.0058, respectively. The number of distinct subtypes defined by each method is listed in parenthesis and the discriminatory power (D) is listed below. d) CRISPR-MVLST is able to separate the most common S. Heidelberg PFGE pattern JF6X01.0022 into 7 distinct sequence types.
Shariat et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:254 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-254