Table 1.

Oligonucleotide probes used in this study

ProbeSpecificitySequence (5′→3′)PositionaTd(°C)Reference
EUB338BacteriaGCTGCCTCCCGTAGGAGT338–355571
ALF968α subclass of the Proteobacteria, several members of the δ subclass of Proteobacteria, and most Pelobacter-Geobacterspp.GGTAAGGTTCTGCGCGTT968–9855835
687Desulfovibrio and some species ofGeobacteriaceaeTACGGATTTCACTCCT687–702485
660DesulfobulbusGAATTCCACTTTCCCCTCTG660–679565
804Desulfobacterium,Desulfobacter, Desulfobotulus,Desulfosarcina,DesulfococcusCAACGTTTACTGCGTGGA804–821525
Sval428Desulfotalea,DesulfofustisCCATCTGACAGGATTTTAC428–4465648
GPMost gram-positive bacteriaUnpublished4128
CF319aCytophaga-FlavobacteriumclusterTGGTCCGTGTCTCAGTAC319–3365830
Gamma59816S rDNA clone sequences affiliated with endosymbionts and some other species in the γ subclass ofProteobacteriaCGGATGTGAAAGCCCTGG598–61558This study
  • a Position in the 16S rRNA of E. coli.