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Table 1 Cross absorption experiment

From: An extracellular Staphylococcus epidermidis polysaccharide: relation to Polysaccharide Intercellular Adhesin and its implication in phagocytosis

  anti-PIA serum absorbed by   anti-20 kDa PS serum absorbed by
  1457a 1510a 1522a   1457-M10a 1522a 1510a 1505a
  PIA+20kDaPS+ PIA+20kDaPS- PIA-20kDaPS+   PIA-20kDaPS+ PIA-20kDaPS+ PIA+20kDaPS- PIA-20kDaPS-
1457 b - c - + d 1457-M10 b - - + +
PIA+20kDaPS+ PIA- 20kDaPS+
1510 b - - + 1457 b - - + +
PIA+20kDaPS- PIA+20kDaPS+
RP12 b - - + RP12 b - - + +
PIA+20kDaPS+ PIA+20kDaPS+
1477 b - - + 1522 b - - + +
PIA+20kDaPS+ PIA-20kDaPS+
     1477 b - - + +
     PIA+20kDaPS+     
  1. a Strains used for absorption of specific antisera, b Strains applied on immunofluorescence slide, c no fluorescence indicated no residual reactivity for specific antigen, d fluorescence indicated reactivity for specific antigen.