TABLE 4.

Cross-classification concordance levels for the collection of S. aureus isolates

Sequence% Concordance with:
MLSTspaPFGE
clfB a 85.9 95.0 c 96.4
clfA a 83.387.588.9
clfB 3′b 95.8 85.581.7
clfA 3′b83.371.467.5
spa 87.395.3
  • a Sequence of the R domain of the clf genes.

  • b Sequence of the last eight repeats (144 bp) at the 3′ end of the R-domain of the clf genes.

  • c Underscores indicate the highest concordance values.