Table 2.

Quantification of Eubacterium species in human feces with whole-cell hybridization compared to literature data

Eubacterium speciesDesigned probeRange in subjects testing positive (mean)Subjects testing positive (n = 12)Range (%) of total fecal flora in subjects testing positiveData from Finegold et al. (15)aData from Holdeman et al. (21)
Range in subjects testing positive (mean)% Persons testing positive (n = 141)Mean counta% Total flora (n = 3)
E. barkeri E.bar1237 NDb 0ND9.1–10.5 (9.8)3.5NDND
E. biforme E.bif4627.59–9.1 (8.35)60.08–3.38.3–11.3 (9.7)89.481.2
E. contortum E.con11229.210.84.2–12.7 (9.5)26.2NDND
E. cylindroides E.cyl461, E.cyl4667.7–8.24 (7.97)20.03–0.073.5–11.9 (9.6)23NDND
E. dolichum E.dol183ND0ND6.5–11.0 (8.6)2.8NDND
E. hadrum E.had5797.9–8.7 (8.3)110.04–0.18NDND8.770.23
E. lentum E.len1948.1–8.5 (8.29)40.1–0.63.6–11.6 (9.3)42.6NDND
E. limosum E.lim1433ND0ND5.8–10.8 (8.7)5.78.630.17
E. moniliforme E.mon84ND0ND8.0–11.1 (9.9)6.4NDND
E. ventriosum E.ven667.5–9.3 (8.4)20.03–1.74.0–12.3 (9.2)12.19.10.5
  • a Ranges and mean counts of bacteria are expressed as the number of organisms (log10) per gram (dry weight) of feces.

  • b ND, not detected.