Table 1

Standard ATCC bacterial strains and laboratory bacterial strains used for standardisation of specificity of eubacterial and P acnes primers

BacteriumBacterium
S epidermidis (ATCC12228) P aeruginosa (M2172/95)
S aureus (ATCC 25293) S aureus (M 2631/95)
E faecalis(ATCC29212) K pneumoniae (M 3050/95)
B subtilis (ATCC6644) E faecalis (M 3279/95)
P aeruginosa (ATCC7853) B megaterium(M 3466/95)
E coli (ATCC25922) S epidermidis (M 103/96)
H influenzae(ATCC35056) Alcaligenes faecalis (M 389/96)
K pneumoniae (ATCC13880) Achromobacter spp (M 846/96)
Ten laboratory isolates of P acnes were also included S pneumoniae (M 536/97)
Flavobacterium spp (M 2911/96)
C xerosis (M 3072/95)
C kutscheri (M 2946/95)
  • American Type Culture Collection. M denote the laboratory identification numbers.