Table 2.

Specificities of the individual probes in the POR assay for Bordetella spp.

SpeciesNo. of strains positive for probe (target species)
DFPORP1 (B. pertussis)DFPORP2 (B. parapertussis, B. bronchiseptica)DFPORP3 (B. pertussis, B. parapertussis, B. bronchiseptica)
B. pertussis(21)a 21021
B. parapertussis(6)066
B. bronchiseptica (3)033
B. avium (2)000
B. hinzii (2)000
B. holmesii (4)b 000
Non-Bordetella (30) (from reference1)000
  • a Number of individual strains tested is given in parentheses.

  • b Tested by the modified POR method in the Iowa laboratory.