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Table 2 Identification of lactobacilli isolates with MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rDNA-analysis: Vaginal isolates

From: Rapid species-level identification of vaginal and oral lactobacilli using MALDI-TOF MS analysis and 16S rDNA sequencing

Species 16S rDNA-analysis MALDI-TOF-MS Concordance [%]*
L. iners 18 18 100
L. crispatus 15 16 94
L. jensenii 14 15 93
L. gasseri 13 11 92
L. fermentum 4 4 100
L. paracasei** 3 3 100
L. reuteri 2 2 100
L. delbrückii 1 1 100
L. mucosae 1 1 100
L. harbinensis 1 1 100
L. plantarum 1 1 100
L. rhamnosus 1 1 100
L. sakei 1 1 100
L. salivarius 1 1 100
L. vaginalis 1 0 -
Lactobacillus sp. 0 1 -
  1. *Isolates identified as same species by both methods in relation to the total number of isolates of this species identified by 16S rDNA sequencing.
  2. ** The 16S rDNA-analysis result was L. paracasei/L. casei, both species were not distinguishable from each other.