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Table 1 Number of colonies observed after a 24-h inoculation at 37 °C on Caulobacter medium of Gemmata sp. mock-infected blood in EDTA and heparin tubes

From: Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory

  Gemmata massiliana
EDTA tubes
Gemmata massiliana
Heparin tubes
Gemmata obscuriglobus
EDTA tubes
Gemmata obscuriglobus
Heparin tubes
Initial concentration (bacteria/mL) 102 103 104 102 103 104 102 103 104 102 103 104
Culture results (CFU/mL) 0 0 200 0 0 320 0 90 300 70 270 420
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 170 450 70 180 570
0 0 480 0 0 0 0 400 20 410 550
0 0 250 0 0 980 30 380 0 50 500
  1. No colony was observed for an initial concentration of 101 bacteria/mL
  2. CFU, colony-forming unit; †, contaminated