TABLE 3.

Discriminatory abilities of typing methods and sequencing results for virulence-related loci

MethodNo. of classesIndex of diversity (%)
PFGE2798.7
clfB sequencing2196.4
spa typing2095.1
clfA sequencing1387.5
MLST1083.9
agr sequencing1075.4
fnbB sequencing767.9
fnbA sequencing562.8