TABLE 2.

M-PCR specificity in various species and strains of staphylococci and other nonstaphylococcal bacteria

Species or subspeciesStrainPositive (+) or negative (−) M-PCR result for the following gene:
16S rRNAmupAmecAnuc
Staphylococcus auricularis LH 8972+
LH 9747+
Staphylococcus capitis subsp. capitisLH 3052+
LH 4984+
Staphylococcus capitis subsp. ureolyticusLH 2446+
LH 2619+
Staphylococcus caprae LH 2455+
LH 2589+
Staphylococcus cohnii subsp. cohniiLH 9675+
LH 9691+
Staphylococcus cohnii subsp. urealyticumLH 4518+
LH 4992+
Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 14990+
ATCC 12228+
LH 2575++
LH 2617+
Staphylococcus haemolyticus ATCC 29970+
LH 2442++
LH 2583++
Staphylococcus hominis LH 2356++
LH 3077++
Staphylococcus intermedius LH 4230+
LH 4234+
Staphylococcus lentus LH 4725+
LH 4879+
Staphylococcus lugdunensis LH 2398+
LH 3143+
CLS-Patient+
Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC 13518+
ATCC 15305+
LH 2306+
LH 3069+
Staphylococcus schleiferi subsp. schleiferiLH 2352+
LH 2440+
Staphylococcus schleiferi subsp. coagulansLH 4885+
LH 4886+
Staphylococcus sciuri ATCC 29060+
LH 3744+
LH 3780+
Staphylococcus simulans ATCC 27851+
LH 3118+
LH 3238+
Staphylococcus warneri LH 2852+
LH 2967+
Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC 29971+
LH 2136+
LH 4892+
Nonstaphylococcia
  • a Thirty-six strains, including Streptococcus pyogenes (ATCC 19615), Streptococcus agalactiae (ATCC 12386), Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC 6303), Streptococcus sanguis (ATCC 10556), Streptococcus constellatus (CLS isolate), Streptococcus anginosus (CLS isolate), Streptococcus intermedius (CLS isolate), Enterococcus avium (ATCC 14025), Enterococcus casseliflavus (7505-97), Enterococcus durans (ATCC 19432 and ATCC 6056), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 19433, ATCC 29212, ATCC 33186, ATCC 59532, ATCC 51299, and N00410), Enterococcus faecium (ATCC 35667, ATCC 49032, N97-330, and CLS isolate), Enterococcus gallinarum (ATCC 49573), Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 13883), Klebsiella oxytoca (CLS isolate), Proteus vulgaris (ATCC 13315), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853), Serratia marcescens (ATCC 8100), Enterobacter cloacae (ATCC 13047), Citrobacter freundii (ATCC 8090), Morganella morganii (CLS isolate), Providencia stuartii (ATCC 33672), Leuconostoc mesenteroides (ATCC 8293), Micrococcus luteus (ATCC 533), Bacillus cereus (ATCC 14579), and Aerococcus viridans (ATCC 11563).