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Table 1 Frequencies of bacterial species and isolations from different anatomical districts in five male and five female speckled dwarf tortoises (Chersobius [Homopus] signatus). Absence of a frequency value indicates that the bacterial species was not isolated. Two ocular and five nasal swabs tested negatively

From: Health assessment of wild speckled dwarf tortoises, CHERSOBIUS SIGNATUS

Bacterial species Eye
(n = 10)
Nose
(n = 10)
Mouth
(n = 10)
Cloaca
(n = 10)
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus 1   1  
Aerococcus spp.     2
Alcaligenes faecalis    1  
Bacillus cereus 2   3 8
Bacillus licheniformis    1  
Bacillus spp. 3   3 3
Bacillus thuringiensis     1
Brevibacterium GpB 1    
Brevundimonas diminuta    2 1
Burkholderia cepacia complex 1 1   2
Cedecea davisae    1  
Citrobacter freundii     3
Clostridium spp.   1   
Corynebacterium jeikeium 1 1 1 1
Enterococcus avium     4
Enterococcus faecalis     4
Escherichia coli     1
Hafnia alvei    1  
Kytococcus aerolatus 1    
Kytococcus schroeteris 2    1
Listeria spp.     1
Micrococcus luteus   1 1  
Mycoplasma spp.   1 2 6
Neisseria weaveri /elongata    1  
Pantoea agglomerans    1 4
Pseudomonas fluorescens/putida    3 2
Salmonella subsp. salamae 6,7:a:z42 1 1 2 9
Shigella spp.    1 1
Staphylococcus auricularis 1   2  
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia    2 2
Streptococcus equinus    1 3
Streptococcus intermedius     1
Streptococcus mutans    2 2
Ureaplasma spp.   1 1 3
Total species 10 7 21 23
Total bacterial isolations 14 7 33 65