Table 3.

Assignment of isolates to animal source groups by using BOX PCR DNA fingerprints and Jackknife analysis

Assigned group% of E. coli isolates in assigned groupa:
HumanGooseDuckSheepPigChickenCow
Human82.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Goose6.981.04.35.30.00.00.0
Duck3.40.078.30.00.00.00.0
Sheep0.04.88.789.54.80.00.0
Pig6.90.04.35.381.00.00.0
Chicken0.09.50.00.04.81000.0
Cow0.04.84.30.09.50.0100
  • a Values in boldface indicate percentages of isolates correctly assigned to source groups.