Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Establishment of a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry database for rapid identification of infectious achlorophyllous green micro-algae of the genus Prototheca (2012)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Murugaiyan, J.
    Ahrholdt, J.
    Kowbel, V.
    Roesler, U.
    Pathogene Pflanzen: Epidemiologie und Virulenzmerkmale von Prototheken humaner und tierischer Herkunft
    Clinical microbiology and infection; 18(5) — S. 461–467
    ISSN: 1470-9465
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03593.x
    Pubmed: 21781208
    Institut für Tier- und Umwelthygiene

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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The possibility of using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for rapid identification of pathogenic and non-pathogenic species of the genus Prototheca has been recently demonstrated. A unique reference database of MALDI-TOF MS profiles for type and reference strains of the six generally accepted Prototheca species was established. The database quality was reinforced after the acquisition of 27 spectra for selected Prototheca strains, with three biological and technical replicates for each of 18 type and reference strains of Prototheca and four strains of Chlorella. This provides reproducible and unique spectra covering a wide m/z range (2000-20 000 Da) for each of the strains used in the present study. The reproducibility of the spectra was further confirmed by employing composite correlation index calculation and main spectra library (MSP) dendrogram creation, available with MALDI Biotyper software. The MSP dendrograms obtained were comparable with the 18S rDNA sequence-based dendrograms. These reference spectra were successfully added to the Bruker database, and the efficiency of identification was evaluated by cross-reference-based and unknown Prototheca identification. It is proposed that the addition of further strains would reinforce the reference spectra library for rapid identification of Prototheca strains to the genus and species/genotype level.