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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003


Photorhabdus Species: Bioluminescent Bacteria as Human Pathogens?

John G. Gerrard*Comments to Author , Samantha McNevin†, David Alfredson*, Ross Forgan-Smith†, and Neil Fraser‡
Author affiliations: *Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia; †Queensland Medical Laboratory, West End, Queensland, Australia; ‡Harbour City Family Practice, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

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Table 1

Misidentification of Photorhabdus isolates from patients 1 and 2 by commercially available bacterial identification systems

System Misidentification Probability
MicroScan Walkaway 
Rapid Neg BP Combo Panel Type 4 Shewanella putrefaciens 99.97%
MicroScan Walkaway
Neg BP Combo Panel Type 11 Pseudomonas oryzihabitans 85.46%
BioMérieux Vitek
GNI+ V1316 Providencia stuartii 99%

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