Table 1

Overview of the phenotypes of microbial populations as determined using pyrosequencing (PRAPS).

Pressure Ulcer seq

Pressure Ulcer genus

Diabetic Foot Ulcer seq

Diabetic Foot Ulcer genus

Venous Let Ulcer seq

Venous Leg Ulcer genus


Anaerobe

17105

12

10519

15

523

6

Aerobe

3241

9

2740

12

4402

9

Facultative anaerobes

6686

15

22673

19

25226

16

Gram positive

18751

18

22821

20

984

12

Gram negative

8281

17

13111

26

29167

19

Rod

8384

25

14682

34

29729

25

Cocci

18648

12

21250

12

422

6

UWB

440

8

656

7

1724

3


The data from pyrosequencing (PRAPS) is broken down into the number of sequences (seq) from each sample associated with the indicated phenotypic characteristic (anaerobe, gram positive, etc). Also shown are the number of genera that were associated with each of the phenotypic categories. UWB refers to unknown wound bacteria or sequences without significant similarity to a database sequences.

Dowd et al. BMC Microbiology 2008 8:43   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-8-43

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