Table 3: Methods for molecular typing of Yersinia enterocolitica isolates.

Typing method*TypeabilityReproducibilityDiscriminatory powerUseInterpretation

REAPVariableGoodPoorEasyEasy
REACExcellentModerateModerateEasyDifficult
RibotypingExcellentExcellentVariableModerateEasy
PFGEExcellentExcellentGoodModerateEasy
PCRExcellentModerateVariableEasyModerate
AFLPExcellentGoodGoodModerateModerate
DNA sequencingExcellentExcellentGoodDifficultModerate

Modified from viridi and Sachdeva [18].
*REAP: restriction endonuclease analysis of plasmid; REAC: restriction endonuclease analysis of chromosome; PFGE: pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; AFLP: amplified frgment length polymorphism.