TABLE 3.

Comparison of AFLP with PCR ribotyping according to methods of Bidet and O'Neill for 30 reference strains of C. difficile

SerogroupaAFLP typePRBb typePROc typetcdA deletion (kb)tcdB gened
A11NDeNone+
A122005None+
A233002None+
A344026None+
A455015None+
A566063None+
A677064None+
A7880352.5
A89a9018None+
A910100392.5
A1011100672.5
A11880352.5
A131212049None+
A141313103None+
A151414045None+
A161515019None+
A171616153None+
B17170602.5
C1818012None+
E61919046None+
F20200171.8+
G21a21001None+
H2222014None+
I23230092.5
K2422014None+
S1259056None+
S22626050None+
S327271100.8+
S42813103None+
X29290852.5
  • a Designation of reference strains is according to the method of Delmee and Avesani (11).

  • b PRB, PCR ribotyping according to Bidet method.

  • c PRO, PCR ribotyping according to O'Neill method.

  • d PCR for detection of the tcdB gene.

  • e ND, not done.