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Table 3 Main characteristics of the selected VNTR loci in 214 Y. pestis strains

From: MLVA distribution characteristics of Yersinia pestisin China and the correlation analysis

Locus No of alleles Copy number of repeat sequences Amplied segment size range Nei's diversity index
M76 2 1-2 352-393 0.25
M73 3 1-3 319-379 0.02
M72 3 1-3 350-394 0.46
M66 4 2-5 375-435 0.37
M61 7 2-6,8,10 302-374,410,446 0.59
ms01 5 4,6-9 156,192-246 0.33
M59 4 6-9 262-313 0.43
M58 7 3-9 327-429 0.65
M55 2 2,3 395,411 0.18
M54 7 2-7,14 293-373,485 0.76
M52 2 3,4 187,202 0.2
M51 3 2-4 262-292 0.37
M49 4 2-5 291-333 0.35
M37 5 3-7 299-339 0.37