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Table 2 Comparison of MLVA and PFGE in sporadic S. Enteritidis isolates (n = 147)

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

Method No. of types Common types (n) Diversity indexa
Simpson’s (CI) Shannon’sb
PFGE 29 JEGX01.CN0001 (33)
JEGX01.CN0003 (55)
0.8043 (0.7536–0.8550) 2.2647
MLVA 33 JEGMT0002 (61)
JEGMT0003 (33)
0.7701 (0.7146–0.8257) 2.1313
  1. a P values were > 0.05 for PFGE vs MLVA comparison of both diversity indices
  2. bShannon’s index is an indicator of species richness