Table 6

Summary of concordance among species identification results obtained by PRA-hsp65, phenotypic evaluation and sequence analysis of the hsp65 gene.

hsp65 sequence

N

PRA-hsp65

Phenotypic identification



Concordant

New Pattern

Discordant

Concordant

Ambiguous

Discordant


Not donea

321

321

--

--

321

--

--

Done

113

71

30

12

17

63

33

Total

434

392 (90.3%)

30 (6.9%)

12 (2.8%)

338 (77.9%)

63 (14.5%)

33 (7.6%)


a Isolates for which species identification by PRA-hsp65 and phenotypic/biochemical evaluation were concordant were not sequenced. Based on prior reports by the authors and others, sequencing hsp65 in such isolates almost invariably confirms the species identification of the other methods.

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

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