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Table 2 Discrepant results between bacterial isolate identification by phenotype and isolate identification by genotype

From: Clinical identification of bacteria in human chronic wound infections: culturing vs. 16S ribosomal DNA sequencing

Phenotypic Identification Genetic Identification
Enterobacter cloacae Escherichia coli
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Salmonella enterica
Staphylococcus spp. Enterococcus faecalis
Coagulase Negative Staphylococci Enterococcus faecalis
Aeromonas hydrophila Aeromonas punctata
Citrobacter freundii Citrobacter murliniae
Enterococcus raffinosus Enterococcus avium
Enterococcus raffinosus Enterococcus avium
Staphylococcus intermedius Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
  1. Of the 46 cultured bacterial isolates that were cross-checked using DNA testing to verify identification, discrepancies in the identification of the isolate were present 9 times. The 9 discrepant isolates are listed above. The biochemically-determined taxonomic classification determined by culture phenotype is in the left column, and the molecularly-determined species classification by DNA 16S analysis is in the right column.