TABLE 1.

Coding, preliminary identification, ERIC-PCR profiles, and origins of strains included in the investigation

Strain no.SpeciesERIC-PCR profileaSource
Calibration setb
    222C. jejuniBHuman feces
    503C. jejuniBChicken feces
    299C. jejuniDPig feces
    510C. coliAPig feces
    360C. coliCChicken feces
    425C. coliCChicken feces
    444C. coliCChicken feces
    457C. coliCChicken feces
    459C. coliCChicken feces
Validation setc
    371C. coliCPig feces
    427C. coliCChicken feces
    458C. coliCChicken feces
    511C. coliAPig feces
    512C. coliAPig feces
    527C. jejuniBChicken feces
    361C. jejuniBChicken feces
    557C. jejuniBChicken feces
  • a Campylobacter strains were subdivided into four types (A, B, C, and D) following banding patterns obtained by ERIC-PCR typing.

  • b Strains used in the reproducibility analysis.

  • c Additional strains used to establish and validate classification scheme.