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Table 1 Evaluation of primary genera among the 49 decubitus ulcer samples

From: Evaluation of the bacterial diversity of Pressure ulcers using bTEFAP pyrosequencing

ID No. of samples Ave % Std Dev Max% Gram Stain* Oxygen Tolerance† Morphology (shape)
Streptococcus 45 19.0 33.65 97.5 + Facultative anaerobe Cocci
Corynebacterium 44 24.8 31.7 99.3 + Aerobe Rod
Staphylococcus 39 9.2 25.0 99.7 + Facultative anaerobe Cocci
Finegoldia 32 7.3 18.1 83.5 + Anaerobe Cocci
Anaerococcus 29 6.6 9.1 36.0 + Anaerobe Cocci
Pseudomonas 27 14.1 23.7 82.0 - Aerobe Rod
Peptoniphilus 27 3.6 5.1 19.4 + Anaerobe Cocci
Enterococcus 24 8.5 19.5 79.9 + Facultative anaerobe Cocci
Prevotella 24 7.0 16.0 69.0 - Anaerobe Rod
Clostridium 21 1.49 3.4 14.5 + Anaerobe Rod
Pelomonas 18 1.5 3.4 11.1 - Aerobe Rod
Bacteroides 17 7.5 24.0 99.9 - Anaerobe Rod
Flavobacterium 17 2.8 7.4 30.8 - Aerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Porphyromonas 16 3.4 7.5 23.5 - Anaerobe Rod
Serratia 15 21.1 30.0 94.9 - Facultative anaerobe Rod
Escherichia 15 2.5 4.14 12.2 - Facultative anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Brevibacterium 14 2.2 3.1 10.8 + Aerobe Rod
Eubacterium 14 1.3 2.1 6.2 + Anaerobe Rod
Arthrobacter 14 0.3 0.3 1.0 - Aerobe Rod
Peptostreptococcus 12 2.6 2.9 9.1 + Anaerobe Coccus
Helococcus 12 1.3 2.7 9.8 + Facultative anaerobe Cocci
Fusobacterium 11 9.6 19.4 63.9 - Anaerobe Rod
Dermabacter 11 0.3 0.3 0.9 + Facultative anaerobe Rod
Sulfurospirillum 10 1.0 2.0 6.2 - Aerobe Rod
Dialister 10 0.6 1.0 3.2 - Anaerobe Rod
  1. The primary identification based upon percent sequence identity as described in the materials and methods is indicated. The number of samples in which each bacteria was identified is provided along with the average percent (avg %) among the positive samples, the standard deviation (st dev) and the range of percentages among the positive samples. No. of samples = the no. of samples in which the genus were identified Mean % = the average percentage of that genus in each of the samples SD = standard deviation of these percentages Maximum % = the maximum percentage of the genus in each sample * + Gram-positive; - Gram-negative
  2. † Anaerobes are unable to propogate in laboratory media in the presence of oxygen; facultative anaerobes can grow both in the presence and absence of oxygen; aerobes can grow in the presence of oxygen