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Table 2 Mean log (score) results of MALDI-TOF MS analysis of Staphylococcus spp. isolated from dogs with bacterial conjunctivitis

From: The in vitro efficacy of eye drops containing a bacteriophage solution specific for Staphylococcus spp. isolated from dogs with bacterial conjunctivitis

Log (score) Description Symbol Bacterial species  
S. aureus
n = 25
S. pseudintermedius n = 10 S. epidermidis
n = 45
2.300–3.000 Highly probable identification at the species level ++++ 12 7 39
2.000–2.299 Highly probable genus identification and probable species identification +++ 7 2 4
1.700–1.999 Identification to the genus level ++ 4 1 2
< 1.700 Does not allow for reliable identification + 1 0 0