Table 1

Qualitative characterization of the vaginal microbiota of dairy cows
Animal # FUA # Identified Species % Identity to Type Strain(a) Shiga -like Toxin Gene Pediocin Immunity Gene
2102 (Healthy) 3086 Staphylococcus epidermidis 0.990 n.d. n.d.
3087 Staphylococcus epidermidis 0.991 n.d. n.d.
3088 Staphylococcus warneri 0.985 n.d. n.d.
3089 Lactobacillus sakei 0.986 n.d. n.d.
2151 (Healthy) 1167 Proteus mirabilis 0.995 n.d. n.d.
2363 (Healthy) 1035 Escherichia coli 0.980 (Shigella flexneri) - n.d.
1037 Escherichia coli 0.930 SLT-II n.d.
3137 Pediococcus acidilactici 0.990 n.d. +
3140 Pediococcus acidilactici 1.000 n.d. +
3141 Enterococcus faecalis 0.990 n.d. n.d.
3226 Pediococcus acidilactici 0.990 n.d. -
2367 (Healthy) 3136 Staphylococcus warneri 0.993 n.d. n.d.
2374 (Healthy) 1062 Escherichia coli 0.976 (Shigella flexneri) SLT-II n.d.
2027 Bacillus licheniformis 0.982 n.d. n.d.
2028 Bacillus licheniformis 0.978 n.d. n.d.
3251 Streptococcus pluranimalium 0.990 n.d. n.d.
2409 (Healthy) 1046 Escherichia coli 0.978 (Shigella flexneri) - n.d.
3135 Staphylococcus hominis subsp. hominis 0.991 n.d. n.d.
2426 (Healthy) 2023 Bacillus altitudinis 0.998 n.d. n.d.
2024 Bacillus pumilus 0.981 n.d. n.d.
*2211-A (Infected) 1036 Escherichia coli 0.981(Shigella flexneri) - n.d.
3139 Enterococcus faecalis 0.980 n.d. n.d.
*2211-B (Infected) 1174 Escherichia coli 0.980 - n.d.
1176 Escherichia coli 0.980 - n.d.
2044 Bacillus licheniformis 0.998 n.d. n.d.
2045 Bacillus galactosidilyticus 0.990 n.d. n.d.
2049 Bacillus oleronius 0.990 n.d. n.d.
2052 Rummeliibacillus pycnus 0.970 n.d. n.d.
2312 (Infected) 2039 Bacillus licheniformis 0.982 n.d. n.d.
2047 Lysinibacillus fusiformis 0.970 n.d. n.d.
2048 Sporosarcina contaminans 0.980 n.d. n.d.
2050 Streptococcus thoraltensis 0.990 n.d. n.d.
2051 Rummeliibacillus pycnus 0.970 n.d. n.d.
3308 Lactobacillus mucosae 0.996 n.d. n.d.
2373 (Infected) 1063 Escherichia coli 0.987 (Shigella flexneri / Escherichia fergusonii) - n.d.
2429 (Infected) 3227 Staphylococcus warneri 0.990 n.d. n.d.
3138 Pediococcus acidilactici 0.990 n.d. +
2435 (Infected) 1049 Escherichia coli 0.980 (Shigella flexneri / Escherichia fergusonii) - n.d.
2436 (Infected) 1070 Escherichia coli 0.973 (Escherichia fergusonii) - n.d.
2507 (Infected) 1064 Escherichia coli 0.960 (Shigella flexneri) SLT-I n.d.
3180 Streptococcus pluranimalium 0.990 n.d. n.d.
2029 Bacillus licheniformis 0.995 n.d. n.d.

(a) % identity of partial 16S rDNA to type strain or closest relative; +: positive PCR results; -: negative PCR results; n.d.: data not determined

*Cow #2211-A and 2211-B represent two different animals that were assigned the same number at different times.

Healthy, pregnant animals and those diagnosed with post partum uterine infections at the time of sampling are indicated in brackets.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-19

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