Table 1.

Bacterial species (strains and DNA) used in this study

Strain(s) or DNA
Bordetella species (no. tested)Pseudomonas aeruginosa
B. pertussis ATCC 9340, ATCC 12242Mycoplasma pneumoniae  DNA
B. pertussis Tohama I and IIIMoraxella catarrhalis
B. pertussis 18323Haemophilus influenzae
B. pertussis clinical strains (16)Neisseria lactamica
B. parapertussisATCC 15237Burkholderia cepacia
B. parapertussis clinical strains (5)Streptococcus anginosus
B. bronchiseptica ATCC 10580Streptococcus intermedius
B. bronchiseptica clinical strains (2)Streptococcus constellatus
B. avium DNA (1)Streptococcus milleri
B. hinzii DNA (1)Streptococcus pneumoniae
Other (1 strain tested)Streptococcus pyogenes
Alcaligenes faecalis IIStaphylococcus aureus
 Acinetobacter baumaniiStaphylococcus epidermidis
 Kingella kingaeBacteroides fragilis
 Brucella suisFusobacterium necrophorum
 Shewanella putrifaciensChlamydia trachomatis
 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia DNA
 Escherichia coliNeisseria gonorrhoeae