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Table 3 Microbial taxa isolated from black and green tea samples according to the DNA barcoding characterization

From: Comparative assessment of the quality of commercial black and green tea using microbiology analyses

Bacteria Black teas Green teas Total Molds Black teas Green teas Total
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens 3 4 7 Aspergillus niger 6 10 16
Bacillus aryabattai 0 2 2 Aspergillus tubingensis 1 3 4
Bacillus cereus 4 5 9 Penicillium commune 1 1 2
Bacillus circulans 1 0 1 Penicillium rubens 0 1 1
Bacillus drentensis 0 1 1 Penicillium brevicompactum 0 1 1
Bacillus endophyticus 0 2 2 Rhizopus oryzae 1 0 1
Bacillus licheniformis 3 3 6 Cladosporium ramotenellum 1 0 1
Bacillus megaterium 0 2 2 Total (7 species) 10 16 26
Bacillus methylotrophicus 0 1 1  
Bacillus pseudomycoides 1 0 1
Bacillus pumilus 2 2 4
Bacillus subtilis 3 6 9
Bacillus tequilensis 0 2 2 Yeasts Black teas Green teas Total
Bacillus thuringensis 7 1 8 Cryptococcus neoformans 0 1 1
Clostridium perfringens 0 1 1 Rhodotorula mucillaginosa 1 0 1
Paenibacillus cineris 1 0 1 Sporidiobolis ruineniae 1 0 1
Paenibacillus lactis 0 1 1 Total (3 species) 2 1 3
Paenibacillus taichungens 0 1 1  
Pantoea gaviniae 1 0 1
Pseudomonas psychrotolerans 1 0 1
Staphylococcus warneri 1 0 1
Total (21 species) 28 34 62