A rapid MALDI-TOF MS identification database at genospecies level for clinical and environmental Aeromonas strains

PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e48441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048441. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


The genus Aeromonas has undergone a number of taxonomic and nomenclature revisions over the past 20 years, and new (sub)species and biogroups are continuously described. Standard identification methods such as biochemical characterization have deficiencies and do not allow clarification of the taxonomic position. This report describes the development of a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) identification database for a rapid identification of clinical and environmental Aeromonas isolates.

MeSH terms

  • Aeromonas / classification
  • Aeromonas / genetics*
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization*

Grant support

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