Table 2.

Geographic distribution of L. lactissubspecies isolates classified by the RAPD method

AreaFarmSeasonNo. of isolates with:G/P (%)a% of isolates with:L. lactis subsp. lactisgenotype/L. lactis subsp. cremoris genotype (%)
Lactococcus phenotypeLactococcusgenotypeL. lactis subsp. lactisgenotypeL. lactis subsp. cremorisgenotype
BessinBWinter463883613939.5/60.5b
Summer3834897426
DWinter1311852773
Summer5049983565
MWinter271556793
Summer109903367
Bocage FalaisienGWinter18168994678/22b
Summer2826934654
CWinter504896946
Summer2925861000
ZWinter6058975941
Summer20201007525
  • a (Number of isolates withLactococcus genotype/number of isolates withLactococcus phenotype) × 100.

  • b The difference between the two areas was significant at P <0.05, as determined by variance analysis.