TABLE 3.

Percent identity between strains of F. nucleatum in the same cluster

Cluster% Identitya (means)
16S rRNA generpoBZinc protease gene
C198.9-100 (99.5)95.4-99.9 (97.9)93.2-100 (97.5)
C299.7-99.9 (99.8)99.6-99.9 (99.8)99.5-99.9 (99.8)
C399.2-99.4 (99.3)99.1-99.3 (99.2)96.8-99.7 (97.9)
C499.2-99.7 (99.5)98.3-99.2 (98.7)95.8-99.3 (96.8)
C599.5-100 (99.8)98.9-99.7 (99.3)97.9-100 (99.1)
  • a Sequence similarities were calculated using MegAlign (Lasergene 8.0; DNAStar, Inc.).