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Table 2 Variability in Neisseria MLST STs

From: Species status of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: evolutionary and epidemiological inferences from multilocus sequence typing

Datasets No. of STs (estimated no. of STs/100 isolates) No. (%) of isolates with unique STs
107 meningococcal isolates from the MLST reference strain database 50 (47) 40 (37)
217 carried meningococci collected in the Czech Republic during 1993 88 (41) 63 (29)
103 N. lactamica isolates, collected in Oxfordshire, UK 69 (67) 53 (51)
All 149 gonococcal isolates analysed 66 (44) 35 (23)
53 gonococcal isolates (collected worldwide) 30 (57) 20 (38)
58 gonococcal isolates collected in Liverpool between 1981–1989 26 (45) 13 (22)
38 gonococcal isolates collected in Liverpool between 2000–2001 21 (55) 11 (29)