TABLE 1.

Coaggregation and antibody reactivities of Veillonella reference strains

Veillonella reference strain (isolation site)Coaggregation with Streptococcus reference strainaAntibody reactivityb
S. gordonii DL1S. oralis H1S. oralis 34S. oralis J22SM PK509S. gordonii PK488Anti-1910Anti-R1
Coaggregating strains
    V. parvula 10790 (intestine)++++++++
    V. parvula 17745 (oral cavity)++++++++++
    V. atypica PK1910 (subgingival plaque)+++++++++++
    V. dispar PK1950 (oral cavity)++++++++++++
    V. atypica N20A17 (subgingival plaque)++++++++++++
    V. atypica N37A19 (subgingival plaque)++++++++++++
    V. parvula N12A20 (subgingival plaque)++++++++++
Noncoaggregating strains
    V. dispar 17748 (oral cavity)+++
    V. atypica 17744 (saliva)+
    V. parvula PK1941 (oral cavity)
    V. atypica N18A16 (subgingival plaque)++++
    V. atypica N19A11 (subgingival plaque)+++
  • a Coaggregation interaction: ++, strong; +, weak; −, none.

  • b Reactivity at 5 μg protein/ml labeled primary antibody: ++, similar to that of the antigen strain (PK1910 or R1); +, discernible but clearly weaker than that of the antigen strain; −, none.