Correlation of CRISPR-MVLST and PFGE. a) BURST analysis of 37 TSTs identified in this study shows the relationship between different TSTs. Within a BURST group, the TSTs within one ring differ from TSTs in an adjacent ring at one of the four CRISPR-MVLST loci. TSTs that could not be assigned to a group are listed as singletons. Individual PFGE patterns that are found in isolates that have different TSTs are shown in color and the PFGE pulsotype is indicated as the numbers after JPXX01, i.e. JPXX01.0604 is shown as .0604. b) Dendrogram showing the levels of similarity between the 45 different PFGE patterns identified. All the PFGE patterns that are found in isolates with TSTs in Groups 1–3 are shaded in the corresponding color. The blue asterix represents TST 20, which is in Group 1.
Shariat et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:254 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-254