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Table 1 Repeats detected in strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitidis.

From: Tools for the identification of variable and potentially variable tandem repeats

  Method* Total** Number of variants detected
Total repeats detect by TRF in Mycobacterium tuberculosis CDC1551   19411  
  Denoeud 12542 130
Repeats matched to Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv VNTRfinder (40, 10, all variants) 15964 116
  VNTRfinder (40, 10, multiple of unit) 14490 61
Total repeats detect by TRF in Neisseria meningitidis MC58   8419  
  Denoeud 4299 173
  VNTRfinder (40, 10, all variants) 5807 177
Repeats matched to Neisseria meningitidis Z2491 VNTRfinder (40, 10, multiple of unit) 2504 22
  VNTRfinder (20, 4, all variants) 5822 174
  VNTRfinder (20, 4, multiple of unit) 2516 21
  VNTRfinder (10, 2, all variants) 5382 301
  VNTRfinder (10, 2, multiple of unit) 2338 9
  1. * VNTRfinder settings are given respectively in parentheses as the flanklength allowed, mismatch allowed, and whether or not repeat length differences from the query were required to be multiples of the tandem repeat unit.
  2. ** Totals shown are those that align perfectly with the flanks of a repeat originally reported by TRF.
  3. Proportions of total repeats originally detected in Neisseria meningitidis MC58 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis CDC1551 that were successfully matched by the different methods to Neisseria meningitidis Z2491 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv respectively. 'all variants' refers to the VNTRfinder option to report any detected variation and 'multiple of unit' refers to the option to only report variations where the length variation is consistent with a change in the repeat copy-number. The number of variants detected is also highlighted.