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Table 4 Number of healthy Soldiers colonized with anaerobic 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
   Oropharynx Nares Groin
Total gram-negative organisms (27)   23 3 1
 Bacteroides capillosus 7 (8) 7 1 0
 Bacteroides fragilis 3 (4) 3 0 1
 Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron 5 4 1 0
 Fusobacterium necrophorum 2 2 0 0
 Fusobacterium nucleatum 6 6 0 0
 Treponema denticola 2 1 1 0
Total gram-positive organisms (96)   6 57 33
 Propionibacterium acnes 59 (70) 2 49 19
 Propionibacterium granulosum 2 1 0 1
 Bifidobacterium inopinatum 12 0 8 4
 Bifidobacterium longum 1 0 0 1
 Bifidobacterium subtile 7 0 0 7
 Bifidobacterium thermophilum 1 0 0 1
 Clostridium beijerinckii 2 2 0 0
 Clostridium novyi 1 1 0 0
  1. anumber of organisms listed in ( ) if different from number of subjects