Cluster analysis of Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) <i>Sma</i>I macrorestriction fragments of the 30 <i>Enterococcus faecium</i> strains followed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) data.

<p>MLST was inferred in those strains that were marked with an asterisk. For dendrogram construction, optimization and band position tolerance were set at 0.5% and 1.0% respectively. The cut-off value to define the PFGE patterns was set at 80% similarity.</p>