Table 1.

Individual site interpretation results obtained using nonstandardized PFGE protocols

StrainsaNo. of strains with the following site interpretation:% Correct interpretations
CorrectIncorrect
Identical (different gel)
 NTCC 8325 (1, 13)11284.6
 7, 14b 8466.6
 8, 249469.2
 9, 1810376.9
 5, 1611284.6
 11, 2310376.9
 Overall591876.6
Identical (same gel)
 5, 1111284.6
 16, 239469.2
 Overall20676.9
Unrelated
 1012192.3
 1212192.3
 2011284.6
 2212192.3
 Overall47590.4
  • a Only identical or unrelated fingerprints were used in the evaluation.

  • b One site did not report results for strain 14.