Table 1.

Oligonucleotide primers used in this study for PCR amplification (Amp) and sequencing (Seq) of partial archaeal 16S rRNA genes

OligonucleotideSequence (5′ to 3′)Target siteaUse
A109fACKGCTCAGTAACACGT109–125Amp and Seq
A934bGTGCTCCCCCGCCAATTCCT915–934b Amp and Seq
A112fGCTCAGTAACACGTGG112–127Seq
A533bTTACCGCGGCGGCTGGCA516–533Seq
  • a E. coli sequence numbering according to Brosius et al. (6).

  • b Stahl and Amann (58).