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Table 2 Culture results for environmental swab samples

From: Culture-independent analysis of bacterial diversity in a child-care facility

Date Plate type Total Plates % Growth1 Organisms detected2
30-Sep-2005 Nutrient 6 66.7 N/A
  Blood 4 75.0 N/A
6-Oct-2005 Nutrient 12 0.0 N/A
  Blood 12 33.3 N/A
14-Oct-2005 Nutrient 14 16.7 N/A
  Blood 0 0.0 N/A
21-Oct-2005 Nutrient 24 79.2 Bacillus sp (Bacillus M7)
  Blood 0 0.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M11)
28-Oct-2005 Nutrient 10 80.0 N/A
  Blood 6 83.3 N/A
3-Nov-2005 Nutrient 13 84.6 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7)
  Blood 12 83.3 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M11)
15-Nov-2005 Nutrient 22 81.8 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7)
  Blood 16 56.3 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M3, M11, 14)
18-Jan-2006 Nutrient 16 56.3 N/A
  Blood 0 0.0 N/A
25-Jan-2006 Nutrient 16 68.8 N/A
  Blood 16 75.0 N/A
3-Feb-2006 Nutrient 12 75.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M7, M10), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M1)
  Blood 16 81.3 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M2, M3, M14), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Moraxella sp. (Morax. M1), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Brevibacillus sp. (Brevi. M1a)
15-Feb-2006 Nutrient 10 90.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M10), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M3)
  Blood 10 80.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1), Microbacterium sp. (Microbac. M1)
1-Mar-2006 Nutrient 10 70.0 Pseudomonas sp. (Pseudo. M1), Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph M3)
  Blood 10 60.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M5, M9, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2)
8-Mar-2006 Nutrient 20 85.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M3), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)
  Blood 20 90.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Moraxella sp. (Morax. M1)
29-Mar-2006 Nutrient 16 50.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M5, M7), Staphylococcus sp. (M1), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)
  Blood 16 50.0 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M5a, M11, M13), Staphylococcus sp. (M2)
5-Apr-2006 Nutrient 12 41.7 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7, M12), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M1, M3), Acinetobacter sp. (Acinet. M1)
  Blood 12 58.3 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M2, M8, M11, M14), Staphylococcus sp. (M2, M3)
12-Apr-2006 Nutrient 16 37.5 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M7, M12), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Pseudomonas sp. (Pseudo. M1), Exiguobacterium sp. (Exiguobac. M1)
  Blood 16 43.8 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, M2, M8, M11), Staphylococcus sp. (Staph. M2), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1a), Exiguobacterium sp. (Exiguobac. M1)
19-Apr-2006 Nutrient 16 43.8 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M10, M12), Acinetobacter sp. (Acinet. M1), Enterococcus sp. (Enterococ. M1)
  Blood 16 81.3 Bacillus sp. (Bacillus M1, 2, M15), Brevibacterium sp. (Brevi. M1b), Microbacterium sp. (Microbac. M1a)
  1. 1 Percentage of plates with microbial growth
  2. 2 Observed morphologies (see Table 1); N/A = Not Available for that sampling day.