TABLE 5.

Ias for vanA-carrying and VSEF isolates

Level at which Ia was calculatedIa for:
Entire sampleSample without 5 divergent isolates
All (n = 123)vanA (n = 72)VSEF (n = 41)All (n = 118)VSEF (n = 37)
Strains1.07a0.77a0.91a0.83a0.38b
STs0.79a0.41b0.79a0.44b0.21b
  • a The P value was <0.001; the Ia deviates significantly from zero (linkage disequilibrium); see Materials and Methods.

  • b The P value was >0.05; the Ia does not deviate significantly from zero (no evidence for linkage); see Materials and Methods.