Table 5.

Grouping by FT-IR

FT-IR groupaNo. of isolates grouped inb:
NAA 1:1 (n = 27)NAA 1:10 (n = 30)NAA 1:100 (n = 30)NAA 1:1,000 (n = 26)NAA 0 (n = 25)
A (n = 8)12212
B (n = 11)452
C (n = 11)24221
D (n = 2)2
E (n = 9)2151
F (n = 6)6
G (n = 3)111
H (n = 3)3
I (n = 6)6
J (n = 6)3111
K (n = 4)211
L (n = 2)11
M (n = 6)1113
N (n = 2)11
O (n = 4)211
P (n = 2)11
Q (n = 2)2
R (n = 2)c 1
S (n = 4)4
T (n = 2)d 1
U (n = 2)e
V (n = 2)11
X (n = 4)4
Y (n = 7)2311
AA (n = 2)2
AB (n = 3)12
AC (n = 3)21
AD (n = 2)2
AE (n = 3)111
  • a Only FT-IR groups with at least two members are given (parenthetically after letters).

  • b Number of isolates not assigned to an FT-IR group: NAA 1:1, 3; NAA 1:10, 2; NAA 1:100, 6; NAA 1:1,000, 5; NAA 0, 3.

  • c This group contains P. putida A DSM 291T.

  • d This group contains P. fluorescensbv. I DSM 50 090T.

  • e This group contains P. aeruginosa DSM 50 071 and P. chlororaphis DSM 50 083T.