TABLE 2.

Summary of sequence distances between prevalent ear canal clones and type species

PhylotypeDistance (%)No. of Clones:ng
MeandMaximumMinimum<1%e<3%f
A. otitisa1.0 (0.5)2.40.1183333
C. otitidisb1.3 (0.6)2.90.452121
S. auricularisc0.7 (0.4)1.60.1273333
  • a Accession no. X59765.

  • b Accession no. X73976.

  • c Accession no. D83358.

  • d Mean uncorrected evolutionary distance (standard deviation) of all sequenced clones in the phylotype compared to reference sequence.

  • e Number of clones with <1% evolutionary distance to reference sequence.

  • f Number of clones with <3% evolutionary distance to reference sequence.

  • g Sample size.