Table 2

Prevalence of Lactobacillus species detected using broad range PCR among a subset of culture samples*
Species Number of samples with species detected1n = 16
L. gasseri 13 (81)
L. crispatus 2 (13)
L. iners2 2 (13)
L. johnsonii 2 (13)
L. coleohominis 1 (6)
L. oris 1 (6)
L. reuteri 1 (6)
L. rhamnosus 1 (6)

*Samples from women with high quantities of H2O2-producing Lactobacillus by culture (≥ 106 CFUs), but were negative for both L. crispatus and L. jensenii in CVL by qPCR.

1Percent total >100% since several isolates contained more than one species.

2H2O2-functionality was reassessed for the 2 isolates that were identified as L. iners. No H2O2-production was observed.

Balkus et al.

Balkus et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:188   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-188

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