Table 3.

Comparison of results from 16S ARDRA and AFLP and PCR-RFLP analyses of 16S-23S rDNA IGS region

ARDRA groupsaIGS rDNA PCR-RFLP clusterIGS rDNA PCR-RFLP type(s)AFLP cluster(s)
A, B, E, FI233
347
4, 538
6, 7, 937
843
II10, 1115
IV18, 1945
V25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 3220
VII36, 3712
VIII38NDb
39, 4117
4041
IX4416
XI5320
XIII58Sepc
XV63, 6428
XVI66, 676
Sep12, 14, 21, 22Sep
1739
20, 23Sep
C, GVI33, 34, 3546
X4531
XI4648
47Sep
4819, 35
50, 5132
52Sep
XII54, 5542
XIII5734, 40, Sep
6033
XIV61, 6229
Sep21, 22, 70Sep
5635
SepNDNDSep
I136
NDI136
III1344
V2420
VIII4217
XI49d ND
XIII58, 5933
Sep15, 16, 43, 65, 68, 69Sep
  • a Group designations are according to those of Doignon-Bourcier et al. (9).

  • b ND, not determined.

  • c Sep, separate.

  • d The IGS PCR-RFLP type 49 corresponds toB. elkanii reference strain USDA 61.