TABLE 3.

Genetic differentiation among isolates collections

Comparison and isolate collectionsGenetic differentiation, FSTa
abcZadkaroEfumCgdhpdhCpgm
Among countries, disease isolates0.1110.1980.0770.1770.1450.0850.157
Among countries, carrier isolates0.0240.0420.0710.0270.0430.0410.022
Between disease and carriage isolates, Czech Republic0.0770.1500.0770.2140.0740.1700.217
Between disease and carriage isolates, Greece0.017b0.030c0.0450.0500.0770.0530.034d
Between disease and carriage isolates, Norway0.0490.0570.036e0.0540.0820.0500.055
  • a Results are significant (P < 0.0005) unless otherwise stated.

  • b Significant (P = 0.0391).

  • c Significant (P = 0.0029).

  • d Significant (P = 0.0078).

  • e Significant (P = 0.0020).