TABLE 3.

Resolution of sequence-based typing methods

Typing methodNo. of types% Most frequent typeIndex of diversity (95% CIa)
spa repeats4811.00.959 (0.948-0.970)
sas genes3314.40.929 (0.927-0.932)
Housekeeping genes4515.60.927 (0.909-0.946)
Multilocus methods (sas + housekeeping)6611.00.965 (0.953-0.977)
All methods (spa + sas + housekeeping)845.10.988 (0.983-0.993)
  • a CI, confidence interval.