Table 3

 Specific probes that hybridised with bacteria within different compartments*

AdherentFissuresDiffuse infiltration
*Bacterial groups diffusely infiltrating tonsils were also found in fissures and adherent infiltrates. Similarly, bacteria within fissures could be identified within adherent infiltrates, but the reverse was not true.
Fusobacteria spp (Fuso)Staphylococcus aureus (Staaur)Haemophilus influenzae (Haeinf)
Burkholderia (Burcep, Burkho)Coriobacterium group (Cor653)Actinobacteria (HGC)
Pseudomonas (Ps, Pseaer A, Pseaer B)Clostridium coccoides—Eubacterium rectale (EREC)Firmicutes (LGC)
Listeria, Brochothrix (Lis 637, 1255)Atopobium and other (Ato291)
Veillonella group incl Veillonella parvula (Veil, Vepa)Bacteroides/Prevotella (Bac303)
Cytophaga-Flavobacteria (CF 319)
Streptococcus pyogenes (Strpyo)
Streptococcus (Strc493)