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• Highest SB number SB2552
• Last update November 2018

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Spoligotype nomenclature

A binary code is assigned to each spoligotype pattern. Authoritative names for spoligotype patterns are defined as SB followed by a field of 4 digits (numerical code) supplied by the database.


The binary code could also be represented as a Hexadecimal or Octal codes (Dale et al., 2001).


Example:


Original pattern
Binary code 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Octal blocks 100 111 110 111 111 011 110 111 111 111 000 011 010 000 0
Octal code 4 7 6 7 7 3 6 7 7 7 0 3 2 0 0
Written as 476773677703200

Original pattern
Binary code 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hex blocks 1001111 1011111 1011110 1111111 11000011 0100000
Hex code 4F 5F 5E 7F C3 20
Written as 4F-5F-5E-7F-C3-20

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