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Table 5

Source tracking of E. coli isolates from known sources (test dataset) using the four-way library constructed from BOX–GTG fingerprint profiles

Test datasetNRate of classification (%) of E. coli isolates in the assigned group
ARCC (%)
ChickenCowPigSewage
Chicken 30 20.00 13.33 40.00 26.67 29.17 
Cow 30 20.00 13.33 36.67 30.00  
Pig 30 16.67 26.67 30.00 26.67  
Sewage 30 16.67 0.03 26.67 53.33  
Test datasetNRate of classification (%) of E. coli isolates in the assigned group
ARCC (%)
ChickenCowPigSewage
Chicken 30 20.00 13.33 40.00 26.67 29.17 
Cow 30 20.00 13.33 36.67 30.00  
Pig 30 16.67 26.67 30.00 26.67  
Sewage 30 16.67 0.03 26.67 53.33  

N indicates the number of isolates from each host source. The percentages of isolates that were correctly assigned are in bold.

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