TABLE 3.

Comparison of the UPEC strain collection analysis based on ERIC-PCR with the analysis based on CGG-PCR

MethodCalculated cluster cutoff value (%)Clustering capability of strainsReproducibility of band patterns (mean ± SD)No. of different profilesDiscriminatory index
ERIC-PCR39.855 clusters, 3 strains not clustered77.1% ± 8.6280.92
CGG-PCR54.795 clusters93.7% ± 2.5710.985