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Table 1 Number and frequencies of isolates clustered by spoligotyping alone and further subtyped by VNTRs.

From: Use of cluster-graphs from spoligotyping data to study genotype similarities and a comparison of three indices to quantify recent tuberculosis transmission among culture positive cases in French Guiana during a eight year period

  Isolates clustered by spoligotyping Isolates clustered by spoligotyping and VNTR
Total number of isolates studied 344 339
Number of clusters 49 52
Mean number of isolates per cluster 5.57 3.90
Number of clustered isolates (and %) 273 (79.4%) 203 (59.9%)
Number of unclustered isolates (and %) 71 (20.6%) 127 (37.5%)