Table 1.

Comparison of number of band differences obtained by RAPD analysis, PFGE, and AFLP analysis (with MseI+C andMseI-Ad1 primers) of pairs of P. aeruginosaisolates with less than seven PFGE band differences

Isolate-patientIsolate-patientNo. of band differencesCluster
RAPD analysisPFGEAFLP analysis (with MseI+C)AFLP analysis (with MseI-Ad1)
57-Mia 59-Paa 24611I
25-Kua 26-Wea 1000II
35-Me39-Bea 0303III
23-Sm34-Se3338IV
13-So21-Ge0004V
13-So37-Kl0000V
13-So42-Bee0000V
13-So17-Kea 0301V
21-Ge37-Kl0004V
21-Ge42-Bee0004V
21-Ge17-Ke0305V
37-Kl42-Beea 0000V
37-Kl17-Ke0301V
42-Bee17-Ke0301V
22-Ge12-So0113VI
22-Ge16-Ke0336VI
22-Ge19-Ke1637VI
22-Ge27-Ke36712VI
16-Ke19-Ke1313VI
16-Ke27-Ke3368VI
19-Ke27-Ke2245VI
12-So16-Ke0213VI
12-So19-Ke1514VI
12-So27-Ke3558VI
Total differences205841101
(Sub)types12151316
  • ↵a Patient pairs with overlaps in their admissions in the ICU.