Table 2.

Potential host-specific genetic markers identified by LH-PCR or T-RFLP analysis of human and cow fecal DNAsa

Host specificityPrimer pairEnzyme usedSize of marker fragment (bp)
HumanBac32F-Bac708R HaeIII119
CowBac32F-Bac708R HaeIII222
CowBac32F-Bac708R AciI227
CowBac32F-Bac303RNone276
CowBif164F-Bif601R HaeIII142–152
HumanBif164F-Bif601R TaqI313
CowBif164F-Bif601RNone453
  • a The markers are located in theBacteroides or Bifidobacterium 16S rRNA genes.