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
Human 82.8 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Goose6.9 81.0 4.35.30.00.00.0
Duck3.40.0 78.3 0.00.00.00.0
Sheep0.04.88.7 89.5 4.80.00.0
Pig6.90.04.35.3 81.0 0.00.0
Chicken0.09.50.00.04.8 100 0.0
Cow0.04.84.30.09.50.0 100
  • a Values in boldface indicate percentages of isolates correctly assigned to source groups.