TABLE 3.

Characteristics of the seven loci used in the C. diphtheriae MLST scheme

Housekeeping geneAllele length (bp)No. of distinct allelesNo. of polymorphic sitesProportion of polymorphic sites (%)Mean G+C content (%)dN/dS
atpA37820215.557.490.0394
dnaE35413185.150.960.0100
dnaK345303510.157.940.0024
fusA360233710.356.220.0026
leuA38420256.556.820.0201
odhA38119236.057.960.0145
rpoB34217185.357.370.0081
Mean avg36320.325.37.056.40.0140