Table 1.

Virioplankton probes used in this study

ProbeSizePCR template or sample used to generate probePrimerPrimer sequence
Band 1a ca. 40 kbJune 1996, station 818TNAb NA
RAPD 1220 bpJune 1996, station 834BCRA-225′ CCGCAGCCAA 3′
RAPD 2300 bpJune 1996, station 834BCRA-225′ CCGCAGCCAA 3′
RAPD 7370 bpJuly 1996, station 724TOPA-135′ CAGCACCCAC 3′
RAPD 10520 bpJuly 1996, station 724TOPA-135′ CAGCACCCAC 3′
RAPD E400 bpBand 1 DNAOPA-135′ CAGCACCCAC 3′
  • a Cut directly from virioplankton PFGE fingerprint.

  • b NA, not applicable.