Table 1.

PCR results and origin of the DNA samples

SpeciesSourceePCR results
virA (215 bp)virA plus 16S rDNA
215 bp755 bp
Shigella boydii serovar 10CECT 583+++
Shigella dysenteriae serovar 1CECT 584+++
Shigella flexneri serovar 2aCECT 585+++
Shigella sonnei serovar aCECT 542+++
Shigella sonnei CECT 457+++
Shigella boydii 238a Clinical sample+++
Shigella dysenteriae193a Clinical sample+++
Shigella dysenteriae 300a Clinical sample+++
Shigella flexneri295a Clinical sample+++
Shigella flexneri 299a Clinical sample+++
Shigella sonnei296a Clinical sample+++
Shigella sonnei 298a Clinical sample+++
Escherichia coli serovar O1CECT 515+
EIEC 41a Clinical sample+++
EIEC 42a Clinical sample+++
EIEC 120a Clinical sample+++
EIEC 121a Clinical sample+++
EPEC E2348/69b Clinical sample+
EPEC B171b Clinical sample+
Bacillus sp.CECT 450+
Enterobacter aerogenes CECT 684+
Enterococcus faecalis CECT 481+
Lactobacillus cellobiosus CECT 562+
Lactobacillus sake CECT 906+
Micrococcus luteus CECT 241+
Mycobacterium phlei CECT 3009+
Proteus vulgaris CECT 484+
Pseudomonas fluorescens CECT 378+
Salmonella dublinc Clinical sample+
Salmonella enteritidisc Clinical sample+
Salmonella montevideoc Clinical sample+
Salmonella panamac Clinical sample+
Salmonella typhimuriumc Clinical sample+
Serratia marcescens CECT 159+
Staphylococcus aureus CECT 240+
Yersinia enterocoliticaserovar O:3 biovar 4d Clinical sample+
Yersinia pestisEV76f Clinical sample+
Cryptococcus sp.Lab stock
Rhodotorula sp.Lab stock
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Lab stock
  • a Strain kindly donated by G. Prats, Hospital Universitario Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.

  • b Strain kindly donated by M. Donnenberg, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. EPEC, enteropathogenic E. coli.

  • c Strain kindly donated by J. C. Palomares, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain.

  • d Strain kindly donated by G. Kapperud, National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.

  • e CECT, Spanish type culture collection.

  • f Strain kindly donated by E. Carniel, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.