TABLE 2.

Genetic distance between the newly isolated and previously cultivated strains

Similarity (%) of the 16S rRNA gene with the closest cultured relativeNo. of petri dish-specific strainsNo. of strains specific to diffusion chamber of:No. of strains isolated by both methodsTotal no. of strains
GenerationAll generations
1234
10031315614
9981594634244
987119743138
9755133526132
965332813
9532226110
945114611
9311
921223
911211416
901112