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Table 1 Amplification of P. aeruginosa and non-P. aeruginosa strains by the selected ecfX-targeting primer pair

From: Detection of viable but non-culturable Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis by qPCR: a validation study

Species (no. of strains) PCR+ PCR-
P. aeruginosa - clinical CF (51) 48 3
P. aeruginosa - clinical non-CF (55) 54 1
P. aeruginosa - environmental (9) 9 0
Serratia marcescens (2) 0 2
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (2) 0 2
Burkholderia cepacia (1) 0 1
Achromobacter xylosoxydans (1) 0 1
Klebsiella pneumoniae (1) 0 1
Morganella morganii (1) 0 1
Proteus mirabilis (1) 0 1
Escherichia coli (1) 0 1