Table 1.

Clinical and environmental Acinetobacterisolates investigated in this study

StrainaDNA groupbSourcec
7d 1Wound
ATCC 23055T 1Soil
9d 2Sputum
142Not known
24d 2Urine
34d 2Urine
412Catheter tip
ATCC 179042Urine
NCTC 78442Not known
44d 3Drain
513Not known
533Not known
ATCC 190043Cerebrospinal fluid
57d 4Pus
584Not known
594Not known
61d 4Air
ATCC 17906Td 4Sputum
65d 5Not known
ATCC 17908T 5Urine
ATCC 179796Throat
ATCC 17909T 7Gut
808/9Prostate secretion
838/9Skin of a volunteer
NCTC 5866T 8/9Not known
90d 10Urine
ATCC 1792410Not known
9511Not known
96d 11Urine
ATCC 11171d 11Not known
10713Skin front
108d 13Bronchus
ATCC 1790313Not known
11914Conjunctiva secretion
ATCC 1790514Conjunctiva secretion
  • a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, Md.; NCTC, National Collection of Type Cultures, London, United Kingdom; T, type strain.

  • b DNA group designation ofAcinetobacter strains classified by DNA-DNA hybridization (45): DNA group 1, A. calcoaceticus; DNA group 2,A. baumannii; DNA group 3, unnamed; DNA group 4, A. haemolyticus; DNA group 5, A. junii; DNA group 6, unnamed; DNA group 7, A. johnsonnii; DNA group 8/9 (considered a single entity), A. lwoffii; DNA group 10, unnamed; DNA group 11, unnamed; DNA group 12, A. radioresistens; DNA group 13, unnamed; DNA group 14, unnamed.

  • c Source or specimen from which the strain was originally isolated.

  • d Strains used to prepare rabbit antisera.