Table 2.

Strains isolated from intestines of various animals and from humans and used for blind testing in order to evaluate the ability of tDNA-PCR to identify enterococci

Strain no.OriginSpecies according to biochemical methodsSpecies according to van-ddl PCRSpecies according to tDNA-PCR
PAT1084PigeonE. aviumNDaE. avium
PAT1123HorseE. aviumNDE. avium
KOMA042PigE. aviumNDE. avium
UHG 98 11 2049HumanE. faeciumE. faeciumE. faecium
PAT843FinchE. gallinarum groupE. casseliflavusE. casseliflavus
PAT755GoatE. gallinarum groupE. casseliflavusE. casseliflavus
UHG 98 08 5234HumanNDE. casseliflavusE. casseliflavus
PAT999ParakeetE. gallinarum groupE. casseliflavusE. casseliflavus
PAT233PigeonE. cecorum or E. columbaeNDE. cecorum
PAT664PigeonE. cecorum or E. columbaeNDE. cecorum
PAT047PigeonE. cecorum or E. columbaeNDE. columbae
PAT495PigeonE. cecorum or E. columbaeNDE. columbae
PAT499PigeonE. cecorum or E. columbaeNDE. columbae
PAT914ChickenE. faecalisE. faecalisE. faecalis
UHG 98 11 0487HumanNDE. faecalisE. faecalis
PAT397SquirrelE. faecalisE. faecalisE. faecalis
PAT052TurkeyE. faecalisE. faecalisE. faecalis
UHG 98 06 1902HumanNDE. faeciumE. faecium
UHG 98 07 5596HumanNDE. faeciumE. faecium
UHG 98 12 2683HumanNDE. faeciumE. faecium
UHG 98 12 3779HumanNDE. faeciumE. faecium
UHG 99 01 0517HumanNDE. faeciumE. faecium
PAT612PigE. faeciumE. faeciumE. faecium
PAT236HorseE. faeciumE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
UHG 98 07 4441HumanNDE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
UHG 98 08 0962HumanNDE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
UHG 98 08 1527HumanNDE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
UHG 98 12 4026HumanNDE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
PAT426RabbitE. gallinarum groupE. gallinarumE. gallinarum
PAT1100PigeonE. hirae/duransNDE. hirae
PAT1105PigeonE. hirae/duransNDE. hirae
PAT1236ParakeetE. hirae/duransNDE. hirae
PAT1238PigeonE. hirae/duransNDE. hirae
PAT882RabbitE. faeciumNegative2E. hirae
  • a ND, not done.

  • b Negative, no amplification product obtained. Implies that the strain does not belong to the species E. faecalis, E. faecium, E. gallinarum, orE. casseliflavus or E. flavescens.