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Table 3 Number of observed species determined by PCR

From: Comparison of an automated DNA extraction and 16S rDNA real time PCR/sequencing diagnostic method using optimized reagents with culture during a 15-month study using specimens from sterile body sites

Single species
Abiotrophia defectiva 1
Arthrobacter aurescens 1
Bacillus sp. 1
Cutibacterium acnesa 6
Corynebacterium simulans 1
Cardiobacterium hominis 1
Clostridium sp. 1
Corynebacterium sp. (not C. diphtheriae) 2
Escherichia coli 6
Enterococcus faecalis 2
Finegoldia magna 1
Fusobacterium necrophorum 2
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1
 Coagulase negative Staphylococcus 10
Haemophilus parainfluenzae 1
Mycoabcterium tuberculosis complex 1
Moraxella sp. 1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1
Peptoniphilus harei 2
Proteus sp. 3
Ruminococcus gnavus 1
Staphylococcus aureus 43
Staphylococcus epidermidis 37
Staphylococcus hominis 1
Streptococcus dysgalactiae 14
Streptococcus agalactiae 1
Streptococcus intermedius 3
Streptococcus mitis Gruppe 2
Streptococcus mutans 2
Streptococcus pneumoniae 1
Streptococcus pyogenes 1
Tetragenococcus halophilus 1
Streptococcus pneumoniae/S. pseudopneumoniae 1
Anaerococcus sp./Peptoniphilus sp. 2
Enterobacter sp./E. coli 1
Morganella morganii/Serratia marcescens 1
Parvimonas micra/Peptoniphilus sp. 2
S. aureus/E. cloacae-Komplex 1
S. aureus/P. harei 6
S. dysgalactiae/B. fragilis 2
S. milleri-group/Fusobacterium periodonticum 1
S. milleri-group/Prevotella denticola 1
  1. Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus was reported only if the culture was negative. In the other cases, the PCR result was adjusted to the culture result identified with MALDI-TOF. Only genus name (e.g., Enterobacter sp.) was reported since the sequence could not be assigned to one specific species
  2. aFormerly known as Propionibacterium acnes