PCR amplification of 6 VNTRs using DNA of 8 isolates. From left to right R6, RP31, RP28, RP32, RP29, RP33, RP30 and RP34. A 100-bp ladder (100 to 1000 bp) is run on both side of each group of samples. The number of repeat units within each allele is indicated. The rare alleles of intermediate size are coded "#.5" (for instance Strain R6 is coded 1.5 for locus Spneu38).