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Table 1 Genetic diversity of seven VNTR loci in sporadic S. Enteritidis isolates

From: The evaluation and application of multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) for the molecular epidemiological study of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis infection

Locus Repeat size (bp) No. of variantsa Nei’s diversity indexb
SE1 7 10 0.294
SE2 7 11 0.274
SE3 12 3 0.040
SE5 6 10 0.722
SE6 33 4 0.053
SE8 87 2 0.027
SE9 9 2 0.245
  1. anumber of different fragment size polymorphisms detected among 147 sporadic S. Enteritidis isolates
  2. bNei’s diversity index as 1 − Σ (allele frequency)2