TABLE 4.

Percentage of E. coli isolates correctly classified into human and animal source groups by the HFERP DNA fingerprinting method

Source groupNo. of DNA fingerprints% (No.) correctly classifieda
PearsonJaccard
Animal1,32193.7 (1,237)92.6 (1,223)
Human21053.8 (113)45.2 (95)
Overall1,53188.2 (1,350)86.1 (1,318)
  • a Done using Jackknife analysis with 1% optimization and maximum similarities with curve-based Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient and band-based Jaccard similarity calculations.