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Table 2 Evaluation of primary species 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)
Corynebacterium striatum 35 26.1 32.1 99.3 + Facultative anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Finegoldia magna 32 7.3 18.1 83.5 + Anaerobe Coccus
Staphylococcus epidermidis 24 1.8 3.3 12.1 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Anaerococcus vaginalis 23 4.3 5.6 22.8 + Anaerobe Coccus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 23 16.5 24.9 82.0 - Aerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Streptococcus mitis 22 0.6 1.9 8.9 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Streptococcus parasanguinis 21 0.2 0.2 0.8 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Enterococcus faecalis 21 8.7 20.6 79.9 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Anaerococcus lactolyticus 20 2.2 3.0 8.5 + Anaerobe Coccus
Peptoniphilus indolicus 20 1.6 2.4 8.6 + Anaerobe Coccus
Streptococcus agalactiae 19 37.7 41.6 97.2 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Peptoniphilus harei 18 0.6 1.2 4.3 + Anaerobe Coccus
Pelomonas saccharophila 18 1.5 3.4 11.1 - Aerobe Rod
Staphylococcus aureus 17 13.7 33.2 99.7 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Peptoniphilus ivorii 17 1.9 3.2 11.0 + Anaerobe Coccus
Streptococcus thermophilus 16 0.3 0.5 2.0 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Streptococcus constellatus 16 0.3 0.4 1.6 + Facultative anaerobe Coccus
Escherichia coli 15 2.5 4.1 12.2 - Facultative anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Flavobacterium succinicans 15 0.9 1.2 3.6 - Aerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Serratia marcescens 15 21.1 29.9 94.9 - Facultative anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum 14 4.4 8.7 27.9 + Facultative anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Peptoniphilus lacrimalis 13 1.0 1.8 6.2 + Anaerobe Coccus
Porphyromonas somerae 13 4.0 8.1 23.3 - Anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Prevotella buccalis 12 3.4 4.6 12.7 - Anaerobe Bacillus or coccobacillus
Brevibacterium antiquum 12 2.4 3.1 10.8 + Aerobic 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 (std dev) and the range of percentages among the positive samples. No. of samples = the no. of samples in which the species were identified Mean % = the average percentage of that species in each of the samples SD = standard deviation of these percentages Maximum % = the maximum percentage of the species in each sample * + Gram-positive; - Gram-negative
  2. † Anaerobes are unable to propagate 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