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Table 1 Number of bands detected in T-RFLP and RT-T-RFLP profiles generated from the sample set.

From: Bacterial activity in cystic fibrosis lung infections

Patient T-RFLP bands RT-T-RFLP bands
1 42 33
2 35 38
3 14 22
4 25 27
5 38 18
6 26 15
7 16 21
8 13 15
9 14 38
10 10 11
11 7 18
12 15 15
13 12 11
14 17 29
15 16 20
16 10 38
17 13 14
Total 323 383
Average 19.0 (± 10.4) 22.5 (± 9.5)
  1. The number of T-RF bands detected above a threshold of 0.1% of the total lane signal volume is shown for both the T-RFLP and RT-T-RFLP profiles generated from each of the 17 samples. Standard deviations for average values are shown in brackets.