TABLE 1.

Comparison of genes sequences from clinical isolates and reference strains of M. abscessus, M. massiliense, and M. bolletii

Organismhsp65rpoBsecA
No. of isolates% IdentityNo. of isolates% IdentityNo. of isolates% Identity
M. abscessus271002610019100
7a99.9699.8
199.6
M. massiliense12100799.77100
299.8
399.6
M. bolletii1100199.92100
2b99.8199.72c99.8
  • a Includes clinical isolates 71, 73, 76, 510, and 1210 identified as M. massiliense by secA and hsp65 sequencing.

  • b Includes clinical isolate 79 identified as M. abscessus by rpoB sequencing.

  • c Includes clinical isolates 79 and 1214 identified as M. abscessus by rpoB sequencing.