TABLE 3

Numbers of genomic polymorphisms detected among PFGE categories

OrganismNo. of genomic polymorphisms by PFGE classificationa:
IndistinguishableClosely relatedPossibly relatedDifferent
VRE1.625 ± 1.473 (n = 64)821.59 ± 41.658 (n = 81)1,118.625 ± 21.564 (n = 8)3,796.11 ± 87.658 (n = 18)
MRSA18.15 ± 17.805 (n = 20)467.087 ± 234.213 (n = 23)149.224 ± 119.201 (n = 58)19,446.51 ± 9,101.092 (n = 35)
Acinetobacter baumannii4.167 ± 1.863 (n = 6)5.773 ± 3.267 (n = 44)296.963 ± 380.451 (n = 27)37,277.180 ± 10,184.950 (n = 28)
All organisms5.467 ± 10.890 (n = 90)523.960 ± 371.877 (n = 148)275.505 ± 349.501 (n = 93)22,132.33 ± 15,125.14 (n = 81)
  • a Data represent average numbers of genomic polymorphisms ± standard deviations, with number of pairwise comparisons indicated in parentheses.