Table 4.

Resolution of strains in rep-PCR dendrograms in relation to cycling regimen and use of single versus multiple cyclers

Fingerprint typeNo. of strains with all replicate fingerprints fully resolveda
Single-cycler dendrogramsCombined-cycler dendrograms
Standard cycling65-TD cycling
Cycler ACycler BCycler ACycler BStandard cycling65-TD cycling
BOXA1R486523
ERIC255b46c05
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  • a Total of 15 strains, three replicates per strain in single-cycler dendrograms and six replicates per strain in combined-cycler dendrograms.

  • b Shown in Fig. 4, upper left panel.

  • c Shown in Fig. 4, upper right panel.

  • d Shown in Fig. 4, lower left panel.

  • e Shown in Fig. 4, lower right panel.