Table 1.

Biomarkers observed in MALDI-MS of whole spore cells ofB. cereus group bacteria

OrganismStrainBiomarker(s) (m/z)a
B. cereus T 4,705 4,8155,0335,381
4,833
B334,333 4,705 4,8154,9365,3816,105
4,833 5,091
NCTC 80354,8715,145
B. anthracis Sterne4,333 4,705 4,833
B. thuringiensis subsp.kurstaki 33679 4,833 5,108 6,712 6,834 7,082 7,3178,067
9,997
B. thuringiensis subsp.israelensis 356464,165 4,833 6,712 6,834 7,930
B. thuringiensis subsp.finitimus 192695,0325,469
5,172
B. thuringiensissubsp.galleriae 297304,654 4,833 5,108 6,712
4,7674,8835,246
B. thuringiensis subsp.tenebrionis 4AA-1 4,833 6,712 6,834 7,082
B. thuringiensis subsp.berliner 107925,5776,6956,827 7,082 19,030
5,652
133664,9336,374 6,712 6,834 7,082 7,930
133674,9335,893 6,712 6,834 7,082 7,331 7,930
5,9226,9078,062
551724,0894,8156,374 7,930
4,160 4,833
B. mycoides 64624,5434,9766,5256,873
5,297
B. subtilisb EMG 1687,779
B. globigiib (B. subtilis subsp.niger)93724,8976,775
  • a Numbers in boldface denote peaks occurring in several species.

  • b Reference 14.