TABLE 4.

Identification results and sensitivity and specificity of the proposed identification system

Species identified by molecular biological analysisNo. of test strainsNo. of correct resultsNo. of incorrect resultsSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
M. pachydermatis4341095.4100
M. sympodialis84842a10097.7
M. globosa14140100100
M. dermatis552b10071.4
M. furfur41410100100
M. slooffiae1081083c10097.3
M. obtusa440100100
M. restricta71710100100
M. japonica220100100
M. yamatoensis500NAdNA
Total3773707
  • a Two strains of fresh clinical isolates of M. yamatoensis were incorrectly identified as M. sympodialis by this modified identification method.

  • b Two strains of fresh clinical isolates of M. pachydermatis were incorrectly identified as M. dermatis by this modified identification method.

  • c Three strains of fresh clinical isolates of M. yamatoensis were incorrectly identified as M. dermatis by this modified identification method.

  • d NA, this method was not applicable.