Table 1

Species identification of 321 isolates which had concordant results by both phenotypic and PRA-hsp65 methods.

Phenotypic identification

PRA-hsp65b

N (%)


M. avium complex (146)a

M. avium 1

107 (33.5)

M. avium 2

24 (7.5)

M. avium 3

1 (0.3)

M. intracellulare 1

13 (4.1)

M. intracellulare 4

1 (0.3)

M. kansasii (95)

M. kansasii 1

95 (29.7)

M. gordonae (30)

M. gordonae 1

2 (0.6)

M. gordonae 3

19 (6.0)

M. gordonae 4

2 (0.6)

M. gordonae 5

1 (0.3)

M. gordonae 7

3 (0.9)

M. gordonae 8

3 (0.9)

M. fortuitum complex (24)

M. fortuitum 1

21 (6.6)

M. peregrinum 2

1 (0.3)

M. peregrinum 3

2 (0.6)

M. chelonae complex (21)

M. chelonae 1

5 (1.6)

M. abscessus 1

14 (4.4)

M. abscessus 2

2 (0.6)

M. marinum (2)

M. marinum 1

2 (0.6)

M. terrae complex (2)

M. terrae 1

1 (0.3)

M. nonchromogenicum 2

1 (0.3)

M. szulgai (1)

M. szulgai 1

1 (0.3)


a Number of isolates.

b PRA-hsp65 designation; see text for details.

Chimara et al. BMC Microbiology 2008 8:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-8-48

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