TABLE 2

PBP2a agglutination of NaHCO3-responsive and -nonresponsive strains grown in media with or without 44 mM NaHCO3

StrainPBP2a agglutination levela
CA-MHB-TrisCA-MHB-Tris, 44 mM NaHCO3
MRSA 11/11++
MW2++
COL++++++
BMC1001++++++
300-111+++++
  • a Interpretation of agglutination intensity: +++, high; ++, moderate; +, low; and –, none.