For the identification, the CCUG uses phenotyping with classical in-house or commercial tests, cellular fatty acid analysis (CFA-FAME), GLC (anaerobes) and sequencing of the 16S rDNA gene and housekeeping genes. Since we have huge databases and our own softwares: strain matching, match, cluster analysis for numerical analysis, we have an exceptionally powerfull identification service. We have defined over 100 novel taxa and published numerous novel species in collaboration with international reseach groups specialized in 16S rRNA sequencing and molecular characterization. Without phenotypic data it is usually impossible to formally describe new species. Therefore one should NOT abandon the phenotyping for solely modern DNA technics. PCR and 16S rRNA sequencing are of course the methods of choice for slow growing or inert microorganisms like Mycobacterium, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, etc.

Name Genera - Groups Api products
Anaerobic bacteria: Bacteroides, Clostridium, Fusobacterium, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Arcobacter Api rapidID32an
Api Campy
BAX Anaerobic bacteria: Bacillus, Paenibacillus, Brevibacillus Api 50CHB
Api 20E
COX Arthrobacter, Brevibacterium, Clavibacter, Corynebacterium, Microbacterium, Mycobacterium, Nocardia
Strict aerobic Gram positive bacteria
Api Coryne
Api Zym
Aeromonas, Enterobacteriaceae, Plesiomonas, Vibrio Api 20E
Api ID32E
HAX1 Pasteurellaceae,Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Mannheimia, Fastidious facultative anaerobic Gram neg. Api NH
Api Zym
Lactic Acid bacteria: Streptococcus, Lactobacillus, L. sakei, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, Weissella, etc.
Actinomyces, Arcanobacterium, Actinobaculum, Facklamia, Listeria, etc.
Api rapidID32strep
Api 50CHL
Api Coryne
Api Zym
MOX Moraxella, Neisseria, Kingella
Strict aerobic Gram negative fastidious
Api NH
Api Zym
NFX Nonfermentative Gram negative bacteria: Acinetobacter, ... Acidovorax, Brevundimonas, Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, (strict aerobic nonfastidious groups) Api NH
Api Zym
STX Micrococcus, Kocuria, Staphylococcus and allied groups Api Staph
Api ID32staph
YEX Yeasts Api ID32C