TABLE 3.

Major band differences between the patterns of group I, II, III, and SA isolates in the present collectiona

Band size (bp)b% of isolates exhibiting band in:Group(s) in which % was:
Group I (n = 64)Group II (n = 60)Group III (n = 25)SA (n = 183)HighcLowc
15.7880895II, SAI, III
14.1143409IIII, II, SA
13.190840SAI, II, III
11.11615484SAI, II, III
8.6138301III, III, SA
7.9 (m)9595800I, II, IIISA
6.8363402II, IIII, SA
6.59290264I, IIIII, SA
6.12047617II, IIISA
5.89277323I, IIIII, SA
5.6823324I, II, III, SA
5.4 (M)100100100100I, II, III, SA
5.12213485SAI, II, III
4.989129279I, III, SAII
4.7392085II, SAI, III
4.5 (M)9898100100I, II, III, SA
3.8 (m)1001008034I, II, III, SA
3.5 (M)100989292I, II, III, SA
3.491043III, III, SA
3.3 (M)100100100100I, II, III, SA
3.160453SAI, II, III
2.7 (M)100100100100I, II, III, SA
2.37313041I, SAII, III
2.2202710059III, SAI, II
  • a The DENDRON software program was used to compute the proportion of isolates in each group exhibiting a band at 42 molecular band sizes. Only bands that are relatively invariant or monomorphic and bands showing major differences between groups (i.e., greater than 30% between two or more groups) are described. Bands which show a large difference in only one group are presented in bold italic type.

  • b Bands that are monomorphic or highly invariant in all groups are denoted in parentheses by M, and bands that are monomorphic or highly invariant only in groups I, II, and III are denoted in parentheses by m.

  • c When more than 34% of isolates possessed a particular band, the proportion was deemed high, and when less than 34% possessed a particular band, the proportion was deemed low.