Evaluation of the VITEK2 BCL card for identification of Bacillus species and other aerobic endosporeformers

Gillian Halket, A. Dinsdale, Niall A. Logan

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Abstract

One hundred and nine industrial, environmental and clinical isolates were tested using the BCL card. The card contained 46 substrates for measuring carbon source utilization, enzymatic activities, inhibition by 6·5% NaCl and resistance to the antibiotics kanamycin, oleandomycin and polymyxin B. Identifications were made after 14 h incubation, using a database allowing identification of 42 species of the genera Aneurinibacillus, Bacillus, Brevibacillus, Geobacillus, Paenibacillus and Virgibacillus. The reference identities of all isolates were authenticated by phenotypic methods, with 16S rRNA gene sequencing used to resolve discrepancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • endospores
  • bacteriology
  • Bacillus

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