TABLE 3.

Allelic variation in distribution of deletion mutations

V. vulnificus strainCumulative genotype distribution (%)aRatiob (copy no.)
OpTR1TR2TR2ATR3
Allele 1
    MO6-2441.1 ± 1.725.5 ± 5.027.9 ± 0.004.8 ± 6.73.1
    LC481.0 ± 5.46.3 ± 5.312.7 ± 0.1002.3
    C718456.9 ± 5.637.2 ± 6.65.9 ± 1.0002.3
    CMCP685.9 ± 2.011.5 ± 2.61.8 ± 2.500.9 ± 0.80.9
Allele 2
    YJ01696.1 ± 3.53.4 ± 0.200.5 ± 0.10NA
    99-537DP-G768.8 ± 14.930.6 ± 15.81.0 ± 1.100NA
    99-623DP-F549.5 ± 36.950.5 ± 36.9000NA
  • a Cumulative genotype distribution indicates the percentage of the total colonies recovered from PP3 broth as an average of two experiments ± standard deviation. The Op genotype was inferred from colony morphology, and the distribution of Tr genotypes was based on PCR screening. Cultures were sampled on days 3 and 7 postinoculation to obtain a combined total of at least 100 Tr isolates for evaluation.

  • b Copy number ratio refers to the number of repeated subunits within allele 1 for upstream-downstream repetitive elements. NA, not applicable.