TABLE 3.

Molecular identification of 37 ribotyped CoNS isolates by PCR/melt curve analysis

Species identified by ribotypingNo. of isolates identified by PCR/melt curve analysis/total
S. capitis0/1a
S. epidermidis11/11
S. haemolyticus/S. lugdunensis13/13
S. hominis/S. simulans/S. schleiferi7/7
S. warneri5/5
  • a One isolate of S. capitis was called S. epidermidis as a result of the similar Tm values for these species.