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Table 2 Examples of organisms that can be identified by the observation of one, two, or three RNase T1-generated 16S rRNA masses.

From: Microbial identification by mass cataloging

  I II III
Camplyobacter helveticus NCTC 12470 Y - -
Chlamydophila pneumoniae, str. TW-183 N Y -
Chlamydia muridarum N Y -
Chlamydia suis, str. S45 N Y -
Chlamydia trachomatis, str. HAR-13 N Y -
Clostridium botulinum    
   str. KYT0-F N Y -
   str. NCA 213 B ATCC 7949 N Y -
   str. 2023 ATCC 17851 N Y -
   str. Eklund 202 F ATCC 23387 N N Y
   str. Eklund 17B ATCC 25765 N Y -
   Langeland NCTC 10281 N Y -
   NCTC 7272 N Y -
   NCTC 7273 N N Y
   str. 468 toxin type C N Y -
Escherichia coli N Y -
Francisella tularensis Y - -
Mycobacterium tuberculosis N N Y
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, str. H37/Rv N Y -
Staphylococcus sciuri ATCC 20345 N Y -
Vibrio chelerae, str. 1094 ATCC 14035 N Y -
Vibrio proteolyticus N Y -
  1. A 'Y' in column I indicates that a uniquely identifying RNase T1 oligoribonucleotide composition was found that was not present in any of the other 1,920 organisms sampled. A 'Y' in Column II or III indicates that two or three masses respectively were found that when taken together are uniquely identifying. An "N" indicates that the calculation did not yield a one, two, or three peak signature. "-" indicates that further determinations were not necessary.