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Table 3 DNA sequence fingerprinting scheme choices for three strains of the B. anthracis chromosomal sequence ordered in terms of increasing sequence resolution.

From: A new approach to in silico SNP detection and some new SNPs in the Bacillus anthracis genome

marker # of markers detectable strains data quality
Minimal set of SNPs 2 known perfect
All SNPs + VNTRs 150+15 some unknown moderate
CDSs ~10,000 many unknown poor
Sequence alignment ~5,300,000 arbitrary arbitrary