Table 2.

Sorbitol fermentation reactions show poor correlation with PCR fingerprint analyses and α-Glu activity

Sorbitol fermentation resultaNo. of isolates in PCR fingerprint group:No. of isolates with α-Glu activity:
IIIIIIPositiveNegative
Negative1300130
Positive847109
Uncertain30030
  • a Based on consensus of API-20E, PRAS, and Andrades sorbitol fermentation reactions.