Table 4: Number of strains (%) of the different Arcobacter spp. recovered by direct plating (DP) and postenrichment (PE).

SpeciesTotal recovered (%)Only by DP (%)Only by PE (%)DP& PE (%)

A. butzleri247 (58.3)102 (46.8)140 (74.1)5 (29.4)
A. cryaerophilus150 (35.4)109 (50.0)36 (19.0)5 (29.4)
A. thereius9 (2.1)2 (0.9)4 (2.1)3 (17.6)
A. skirrowii5 (1.2)1 (0.5)3 (1.6)1 (5.9)
A. defluvii8 (1.9)1 (0.5)4 (2.1)3 (17.6)
A. ellisii2 (0.5)2 (0.9)00
A. cloacae2 (0.5)02 (1.1)0
A. nitrofigilis1 (0.2)1 (0.5)00

424218 (51.4%)189 (44.6%)17 (4.0%)