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Table 1 Designation and characterization of 23 unusual Bacillus isolates recovered after long-term storage with conflicting PCR, gamma phage susceptibility, and colony morphology data.

From: Molecular approaches to identify and differentiate Bacillus anthracis from phenotypically similar Bacillus species isolates

Strain designation PCR results for chromosomal/pXO1/pXO2 markers Hemolysis Penicillin susceptibility No. of chromosomal MLVA loci amplified MLST ST Final ID
Gamma phage-susceptible isolates
2000032803 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032805 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032847 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032849 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032884 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032928 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032947 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2000032950 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013138 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013139 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013140 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013145 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013146 (-)/(-)/(-) Hemolytic Susceptible 1 129 B. cereus*
2002013100 (-)/(-)/(-) Hemolytic Susceptible 1 132 B. cereus*
2000031002 (-)/(-)/(-) Weakly hemolytic Susceptible 6 130 B. cereus*
2000031061 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 0 129 B. cereus*
2000031062 (-)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 0 129 B. cereus*
Gamma phage-resistant isolates
2000031756 (+)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 1 B. anthracis
2000032841 (+)/(-)/(+) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 134 B. anthracis
2000032882 (+)/(-)/(+) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 1 B. anthracis
2002013066 (+)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 1 B. anthracis
2002721544 (+)/(+)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 1 B. anthracis
2002721585 (+)/(-)/(-) Non-hemolytic Susceptible 6 135 B. anthracis
  1. *B. cereus and B. thuringiensis cannot be definitively differentiated by MLST or by other methods used in this study.
  2. NA, not available