Identification Of Bacteria Isolated From Used Clothes By Maldi-TOF Ms
Objectives of this study were to isolate and identify bacteria found in used clothes containing unpleasant odor by
using MALDI-TOF MS. Thirty two used cloth samples were swabbed and plated count on Plate Count Agar (PCA) at 35C
for 48 hrs. There were 20 different morphological characteristics of bacteria and were identified with MALDI-TOF MS.
Results showed that there were 8 different species which were Staphylococcus aureus (3 isolates), Staphylococcus hominis
(2 isolates), Staphylococcus saprophyticus (2 isolates), Staphylococcus pasteuri (6 isolates), Bacillus megaterium (2
isolates), Bacillus pumilus (2 isolates), Brevibacillus parabrevis (2 isolates), and Brevibacillus agri (1 isolate) could be
isolated from used clothes. Staphylococcus spp. was a main group of bacteria which isolated from used clothes.
Keywords- Identification, MALDI-TOF MS, Staphylococcus, Used clothes.