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Table 2

Comparison of the molecular source identifier copy numbers generated by RNA-based RT-qPCR and DNA-based qPCR methods using Enterococcus spp. (Entero1), E. coli (EC23S857), Bacteroidetes spp. (GenBac3), human-specific Bacteroidetes (HF183), and gull-specific Catellicoccus marimammalium (Gull4) assays

AssayRNA-based signal higherEqual or non-detectDNA-based signal higher
Entero1 6/19 (32%) 12/19 (63%) 1/19 (5%) 
EC23S857 10/19 (53%) 0/19 (0%) 9/19 (47%) 
GenBac3 11/19 (58%) 0/19 (0%) 8/19 (42%) 
HF183 5/19 (26%) 12/19 (63%) 2/19 (11%) 
Gull4 9/19 (47%) 5/19 (26%) 5/19 (26%) 
AssayRNA-based signal higherEqual or non-detectDNA-based signal higher
Entero1 6/19 (32%) 12/19 (63%) 1/19 (5%) 
EC23S857 10/19 (53%) 0/19 (0%) 9/19 (47%) 
GenBac3 11/19 (58%) 0/19 (0%) 8/19 (42%) 
HF183 5/19 (26%) 12/19 (63%) 2/19 (11%) 
Gull4 9/19 (47%) 5/19 (26%) 5/19 (26%) 
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