Table 2.

Comparison of clonal relationships among 41 isolates ofE. faecalis by rep-PCR with the BOXA2R primer and by PFGE

Distinct patterns by both PFGE and PCRaIdentical patterns by both PFGE and by PCRRelated patterns by both PFGE and by PCRRelated patterns by PFGE, identical patterns by PCRRelated patterns by PFGE, distinct patterns by PCR
7, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 30, 31, 34, 38, 39, 40, 411 and 26 and 1, 1-band difference by both PFGE and by PCR 5 and 1, 1-band difference by both PFGE and by PCR 35 (36) and 37, 1-band difference by both PFGE and by PCR 9 and 11, 1-band difference by PCR, 2-band difference by PFGE16 and 17, 1-band difference by PFGE 10 and 8 (9), 1-band difference by PFGE 28 and 29, 4- to 6-band difference by PFGE11 and 12, 3-band difference by PCR, 3- to 5-band difference by PFGE
3 and 4
8 and 9
19 and 20
23 and 24
26 and 27
35 and 36
  • a Each isolate showed unique banding patterns which were different from each other and different from those of all other isolates.