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Table 2 Number of healthy Soldiers colonized with aerobic gram-positive bacteria according to PCR/ESI-TOF-MS

From: The use of PCR/Electrospray Ionization-Time-of-Flight-Mass Spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) to detect bacterial and fungal colonization in healthy military service members

Organism Subjectsa Organisms by anatomic site (870 total)
   Oropharynx Nares Groin
   266 275 329
Abiotrophia defectiva 2 2 0 0
Abiotrophia elegans 1 1 0 0
Arthrobacter aurescens 3 0 1 2
Bacillus cereus 2 0 0 2
Bacillus clausii 1 1 0 0
Bacillus coagulans 3 3 0 0
Corynebacterium accolens 1 0 1 0
Corynebacterium auriscanis 35 7 1 27
Corynebacterium diphtheria 1 1 0 0
Corynebacterium falsenii 16 0 1 15
Corynebacterium jeikeium 1 0 0 1
Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum 38 (39) 1 35 3
Corynebacterium sundsvallense 1 0 0 1
Corynebacterium urealyticum 1 0 1 0
Corynebacterium spp. 11 0 3 8
Enterococcus faecalis 1 0 0 1
Enterococcus faecium 4 3 1 0
Finegoldia magna 18 (19) 5 7 7
Gemella haemolysans 1 1 0 0
Gemella sanguinis 4 3 1 0
Granulicatella adiacens 5 2 2 1
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1 1 0 0
Lactobacillus casei 3 3 0 0
Lactobacillus crispatus 1 0 0 1
Lactobacillus delbrueckii 5 1 2 2
Lactobacillus gasseri 1 0 0 1
Lactobacillus helveticus 4 3 1 0
Lactobacillus johnsonii 2 1 0 1
Lactobacillus plantarum 8 1 6 1
Lactobacillus salivarius 18 (19) 1 15 3
Lactobacillus sp. 1 1 0 0
Lactobacillus vaccinostercus 1 1 0 0
Lysinibacillus sphaericus 1 0 1 0
Micrococcus luteus 17 (19) 2 3 14
Mycobacterium ulcerans 1 0 1 0
Nocardia asteroides 45 (50) 1 30 19
Nocardia farcinica 1 0 0 1
Staphylococcus aureus 58 (80) 22 13 45
Staphylococcus auricularis 1 0 0 1
Staphylococcus capitis/caprae 7 (9) 4 3 2
Staphylococcus epidermidis 99 (201) 46 87 68
Staphylococcus haemolyticus 7 0 7 0
Staphylococcus hominis 80 (103) 23 7 73
Staphylococcus lugdunensis 4 1 2 1
Staphylococcus saprophyticus 9 2 4 3
Staphylococcus warneri 3 (4) 2 0 2
Staphylococcus xylosus 1 0 0 1
Staphylococcus epidermidis/haemolyticus 1 1 0 0
Staphylococcus epidermidis/haemolyticus/hominis 1 1 0 0
Stomatococcus mucilaginosus 26 (26) 21 2 3
Streptococcus agalactiae 27 (34) 6 14 14
Streptococcus anginosus 1 1 0 0
Streptococcus constellatus 1 0 1 0
Streptococcus cristatus 2 2 0 0
Streptococcus gordonii 8 4 4 0
Streptococcus mutans 3 3 0 0
Streptococcus oralis 5 5 0 0
Streptococcus parasanguinis 4 3 1 0
Streptococcus peroris 8 8 0 0
Streptococcus pneumoniae 54 (57) 46 11 0
Streptococcus porcinus 2 1 0 1
Streptococcus pyogenes 4 2 1 1
Streptococcus sanguinis 4 2 2 0
Streptococcus suis 8 5 1 2
Streptococcus spp. 9 6 2 1
Streptococcus oralis/sanguinis 2 2 0 0
Streptococcus parasanguinis/pneumoniae 1 1 0 0
  1. anumber of organisms listed in ( ) if not same as number of subjects